A range of high-quality resources for Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering are freely available on the web. Start exploring them here:
Crafts Council: The national development agency for crafts in United Kingdom.
Design Council: Organisation, which advises the UK government on design questions. They have an archive of their full-text reports freely available.
Design Handbook - Engineering Drawing and Sketching: Open course ware from MIT about engineering drawing.
Design inSite: Aims to inspire designers, contains about 190 descriptions of products, describing the manufactural process behind them, the material used etc.
Design Method Toolkit: A collections of methods to creatively create team-based design ideas.
The Design Museum: Museum in London focusing on design in all its forms.
Dezeen: Online magazine, which covers the areas of architecture and design.
Fundamentals of Design: Open course ware from MIT about the FUNdaMENTALS principles of design.
How products are made: Explains and details the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products. Also includes biographies of a range of inventors.
Museum of Design in Plastics: Museum at the Arts University Bournemouth. They are documenting their collection through text descriptions and photographs, viewable through their website.
Product Design Hub: Community for industrial designers to socialise and share their ideas.
Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng): The national academy for engineers.
VADS: The online resource for visual arts. Over 140.000 images freely available to use in learning, teaching and research in the UK.