Core Design

  • Stephanie Atkinson Loughborough University
  • Howard Denton Loughborough University
  • Steven Garner Loughborough University


This article examines the role of 'Core Design' within the first year studies of the Design and Technology Degree Course. Core is followed by students on both 3 year degree and the 4 year 'with education' course. It reveals the debt owed to a variety of 'Core' studies in design whilst indicating the contemporary requirement for a 'newfoundation' within the degree of Design and Technology at Loughborough. This requirement is highlighted through case studies of students and their work within 'core'.

Author Biography

Howard Denton, Loughborough University
Department of Design and Technology
How to Cite
ATKINSON, Stephanie; DENTON, Howard; GARNER, Steven. Core Design. Studies in Design Education Craft & Technology, [S.l.], v. 20, n. 3, sep. 2009. ISSN 0305 766. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 mar. 2023.