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Designing the Queen’s Baton Professional Development

31 July, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Teachers, educators and designers are invited to explore different design thinking methodologies and the connections that can be made to the new Design General Senior Syllabus in this professional development day at State Library of Queensland.

Using the making of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton as a case study, participants will learn how industrial designers, Designworks, applied their immersion, ideation and delivery design process.

The GC2018 Queen’s Baton recently received an Australian Good Design Award.

Morning Session

Hear from Alexander Wall and Rowan Lamont of Designworks who will present an in-depth morning session on the topic of designing the Queens’s Baton and design in practice.

This session will be available as a Live Stream.

Afternoon Session 

Hands-on activities that will allow participants to employ skills that contribute to developing a designer’s mindset including:
• Empathy building

• Sketching and prototyping

• Implementing the Design syllabus in 2019 (session led by QCAA)

• Tour of The Edge, State Library of Queensland’s 21st Century Library (community makerspace + resource hub for all things art, science, technology and enterprise).

Date: Tuesday 31 July 2018
Time: 10am – 4pm
Where:  SLQ Auditorium 2, level 2, State Library of Queensland

If your school has an ICSEA value of 1000 or less and you would like to access the Live Stream of the morning session for free, please email us for further details (apdl@slq.qld.gov.au).


SLQ Auditorium 2, level 2
State Library of Queensland Stanley Pl
South Brisbane, 4101 AU