Designing Britain Home Page About the project

      Home Page

      Site map

      About the project

      We need your
      feedback to create a
      successful product -
      thank you for
      your comments.

University of Brighton logo
    Design Archives logo
JISC logo

Designing Britain 1945 - 1975 > About the project
Project Background

This project was managed in the Faculty of Arts and Architecture at the University of Brighton. It was funded as part of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) distributed national electronic resource for learning, teaching and research (DNER). It ran from 1 March 2001 to 31 August 2002.

The end product consists of 7 web-based E-Learning modules, each containing about 100 visual records. Visual source material derives from the University's expanding Design History Research Centre (DHRC) Archives as well as incorporating associated collections. The product is aimed at and delivered to the Higher Education (HE) community.

The project objectives were as follows:

- To enhance course curriculum and learning experiences in Arts, Design and Communication HE by utilising new media technologies.

- To enhance access to visual resources, through the creation and delivery of seven hundred digital images from archival collections that are recognised as significant to the Arts, Design and Communication sector as well as to the study of design and visual culture in general.

- To create project documentation and to host events that will contribute to knowledge sharing of E-Learning production and project management in the HE community.
Core Project Staff

Project Director/DHRC Curator
Dr Catherine Moriarty

Project Manager
Karen Peart

Project Administrator
Sheridan Wiseman

Project Web Editor
Anna Kisby

Project Digitisation Technicians
Sirpa Kutilainen
Barbara Taylor

Project Technical Adviser (Scanning)
Sara Gadd
Project Authors

Author Institution Module Title
Elizabeth Darling University of Brighton Exhibiting Britain
James Evans University of Brighton The New Jewellery
Andrew Jackson Kent Institute of Art and Design From Solving Problems to Selling Product
MacDonaldStrand Southampton Institute The Student Response Bank
Gillian Whiteley University of Leeds Art for Social Spaces
Matthew Partington University of the West of England Oral Testimony and the Interpretation of the Crafts
Susan Hotchkies Arts Institute at Bournemouth Fabrics Forming Society

The Designing Britain web site was designed and produced by Cognitive Applications.

Site design: Rory Matthews
Site production: Joss Munro, Rachael Rainbow, Selena Ulrich

Project Contact

For queries and feedback about the project please email:
Project Management

The project was managed using formal project management methodologies. A website rendered the project accountable at all stages, all work being published within twenty-four hours. The website was last updated at the close of the project in September 2002, and now exists as the project website archive. For all information relating to the project during its lifecycle, please refer to the project website archive.


This following organisations and individuals have supported this project: The Architectural Press; The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, The Conway Library, Courtauld Institute of Art; The Henry Moore Institute; Kent Institute of Art and Design; Graham Portlock; The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association; Southampton Institute; The University of Leeds; The University of the West of England.