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Tools for Everyday Life

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Tools for Everyday Life

//The Tools for Everyday Project is made up of faculty, Designers in Residence and recent graduates of the University’s BA(hons) 3D Design programme. Our aim is to promote Northumbria’s brand of industry facing design education.

Our starting point is to view people as skilled practitioners and everyday life as skilled activity. Designing products as ‘tools’ engages a craftsman’s understanding of materials and processes in both the making and use of things. We are inspired by how good tools provide a model for how objects both enable and reward skill development. Good tools connect their operators with tasks.