Client-Led Briefs Unit

Centre for Innovation Showcase Boards 2019 – design:

Getting Started with Engaged Learning – BILT Podcast Episode 7 – A. Padley & Dr K. Williams

An Engaged Approach

In the master’s unit Client-Led Briefs I direct at the Centre for Innovation, students work in transdisciplinary teams as consultants to our partner companies and organisations. In 2020 I became the director of the Client-Led Briefs unit having taught with the unit’s original designer and director Anne Padley 2018. Working with our wide network of social, industrial and commercial partners, we develop live briefs for our trans-disciplinary student teams.

The relevant partners for each project provide mentors and coaches to work alongside our teaching staff for each student project teams. As a result, students work in an agile manner in groups to research, prototype, and demonstrate proof of concept for innovative solutions to address their client’s needs. Our students have completed live briefs with partners, including Bristol Housing Festival, GOV UK, Rolls Royce, the UK Environment Agency, The European Broadcasting Union, and Access for SEN.

Centre for Innovation Showcase 2019

Centre for Innovation Showcase 2019 – photography: Josh Greenidge