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Creativity and Conceptual Design

Synopsis
In three sections: 1) the history of the bicycle from the hobby horse to the streamlined human-powered vehicle. At Arbury Hall, Nuneaton, bicycle historian John Pinkerton demonstrates some of the most important designs of the 19th century. There are also contributions from Sir Norman Foster; Sir Alex Moulton; Gary Fisher, early mountain bike designer; and Professor David Gordon-Wilson, designer of recumbent bicycles. Shows that there is as much diversity in cycle design now as there was 100 years ago; 2) Where do designers get their ideas? Inventor James Dyson describes the background to two of his most famous inventions, the Ballbarrow and the Cyclone vacuum cleaner; 3) the problems of designing a folding bicycle.
Series
Design, Principles and Practice, Course T204
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 60 min.
Year of production
1991
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Subjects
Design; Technology
Keywords
bicycles; consumer products; product design

Credits

Producer
Ian Spratley
Cast
Robin Roy 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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