A range of high-quality resources for Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering are freely available on the web. Start exploring them here:
- Coroflot: Connects designers with creative companies in a range of areas. Users are able to create professional portfolios to market themselves.
- Design Handbook - Engineering Drawing and Sketching: Open courseware 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.
- Dezeen: Online magazine, which covers the areas of architecture and design.
- Fundamentals of Design: Open courseware from MIT about the FUNdaMENTALS principles of design.
- Get a Grip: Learn how to sketch through videos and other interactive tools.
- How products are made: Explains and details the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products. Also includes biographies of a range of inventors.
- Instructibles: Collection of videos explaining how to create many things, including 3D printing projects.
- Product Design Hub: Community for industrial designers to socialise and share their ideas.
- Usability.gov: US govermental initiative to support user-centred design. Access a wealth of good information around UX studies and usability studies and much more.
- VADS: The online resource for visual arts. Over 140.000 images freely available to use in learning, teaching, and research in the UK.
- The Design Museum: Located in Kensington, focusing on design in all its forms.
- Fashion and Textile Museum: Located in Bermondsey, covering local and international developments in textiles.
- Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising: Examines consumer culture from Victorian age to present.
- 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.
- The V&A: Claim itself to be "the world's leading museum of art and design".