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Final year Product Design students' virtual showcase

Design Industries
Exhibitions | Networking | Public lectures

This virtual showcase celebrates the outstanding work of our final year Product Design students – through a virtual exhibition experience, design process films and individual student profiles.

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NTU Design Industries (NTUDI) are a creative community of students, staff and alumni from our portfolio of product design courses, comprising of:

  • BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design
  • BA (Hons) Product Design
  • BSc (Hons) Product Design
  • MA Design: Products and Furniture
  • MSc Design: Products and Technology

Each year, a small dedicated committee of final year students shape the Nottingham Trent University Design Industries (NTUDI) brand to reflect their identity and values and design their degree show. This years cohort have proved that they are “adaptive and strive to design in a creative, disciplined, independent and honest way, in the face of any challenge”. With the support of tutors and technicians, together they have produced an ambitious online degree show using new processes and cutting-edge software, during an incredibly challenging time.

This year the degree show is experienced exclusively online through the NTUDI website. This includes a curated virtual exhibition, a design process film, digital course brochures and individual student profiles.

Follow @NTUDI on Instagram to keep up to date with their virtual events and behind the scenes activity.

Product Design Online Degree Show launch
Friday 19 June 2020

The virtual exhibition has been created using state of the art visualisation software. Online audiences can view the students models, images and videos through an interactive 360° virtual experience and a cinematic video tour. This is the first time that students and staff have experimented with this cutting edge software and this will form part of their practice and research in computer aided design in future.

The design process film celebrates the iterative and experimental aspects of design, from ideation and sketching to making and material testing. This has been filmed entirely by the students, including the soundtrack, and also reveals how they have adapted to designing from home.

The digital course brochures are PDF booklets designed to be industry facing. These include an introduction from the students and staff and a professional A-Z of final year design work.

The website includes individual student profiles, showcasing images and videos of final year design work and dissertation research posters. This year, for the first time, it also includes the ‘Conversations On Design’ IGTV series with ten designer interviews. In each episode, a designer speaks honestly to camera from their home studio, about their career and advice on staying creative during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Industry Preview

Date: Wednesday 17 June 2020

There is an opportunity for businesses to have an exclusive preview of this year’s graduates and to join a judging panel for an Industry Feedback Event taking place online from 17 – 22 June 2020.

All interested businesses will be able to select three designs to recognise as outstanding in one or more of the following categories:

  • Commercial Potential
  • Material Innovation
  • Technical Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • User-Centred Design
  • Systems Design

Judging will take place online from 17 – 22 June. Selections and feedback will be submitted through the NTUDI website by 22 June and this will be published on Tuesday 23 June, along with the organisations logo and details.

Industry can register their interest in taking part in the judging on the NTUDI website (Deadline for registration: Tuesday 16 June 2020)

Industry Feedback event

Date: Tuesday 23 June 2020
Time: 2 pm (British Summer Time)

Industry partners have been invited to join a judging panel to select three student designs to recognise as outstanding in one or more of the following categories: Commercial Potential; Material Innovation; Technical Innovation; Sustainability; User-Centred Design; Systems Design.

On Tuesday 23 June, the industry recognition and feedback will be published on the NTUDI website.

Read more and save this event to your personal calendar. This event is open to staff, students and the general public.

Live Lecture: History and The Future of Design 
Dominique Sciamma, Director of Strate School of Design, Paris

Date: Wednesday 24 June 2020
Time: 12 pm –1 pm (British Summer Time)
Location: Access link

As part of the Product Design Online Degree Show 2020 and to culminate the departments 'Conversations On Design' annual lecture series, invited guest speaker Dominique Sciamma, Director of Strate School of Design in Paris, will give a live-streamed public lecture on 'History and The Future of Design'.

Read more and save this event to your personal calendar. This live lecture is open to staff, students and the general public.

Conversations on Design:
Justyna Green with Kate McCormack and Georgia Cook

Date: Wednesday 24 June 2020
Time: 2 pm –3 pm (British Summer Time)

Podcast host Justyna Green talks to students Kate McCormack and Georgia Cook about their 10-episode IGTV series of designer interviews called 'Conversations On Design'.

Read more and save this event to your personal calendar. This live lecture is open to staff, students and the general public.

Undergraduate and postgraduate virtual open day

Date: Friday 26 June 2020
9.30 am – 3.30 pm (British Summer Time)

Get to know your subject of interest at our virtual open day. Staff and students will be available online to answer all your questions about life at NTU – ask anything and everything you want to know.

Booking required, reserve your place now.

New Designers 2020

In addition, our students will also be taking part in the New Designers 2020 graduate awards programme. The outcome of which will be announced in September.


For all enquiries about this virtual show, please email Dr Rebecca Gamble, Senior Lecture in Product Design, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment.

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Preview trailer for the NTUDI virtual exhibition tour

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