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In interdisciplinary teams explore the future of the museum as a mobile experience for the 21st century. Develop viable concepts and prototypes for a new MOBILE MUSEUM for one of the following scenarios –





Using Fabrica’s original ‘MOBILE MUSEUM’ prototype as your initial provocation, design a new museum experience which reflects museums cultural values, community out reach strategies and the relationship with technology and society. Produce design proposals for one of three museum locations in Dundee-

the V&A Museum of Design

the Verdant Museum of Work

the McManus Museum of Art

Explore ideas in your team through a mix of digital and analogue tools, techniques and skills -such as interactive kits (arduino), drawing, model-making and prototyping.







We are looking forward to hosting you all at the GIDE Dundee 2019 ‘Mobile Museum’ international workshop at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK between 18-22 February 2019.

We expect most of you to arrive into Dundee on Monday 18 feb but if you are planning to arrive sooner do please let us know

Delighted to have the support and participation of the new V&A Dundee- Scotland’s first design museum and keynote speaker Dean Brown.


copyright Robbie Graham – March 2009

what to bring_MOBILE MUSEUM

You need to bring 4 things –

  1. digital tools: laptop, 2d + 3d software, usb stick, smart phone
  2. analogue tools: drawing, sketching tools and mixed-media materials
  3. a great attitude, a fabulous work-ethic a curious mind
  4. a willingness to embrace risk, collaborate, communicate and create


We’ll supply –

  • passionate educators…….
  • a big studio…….
  • some great workshops…..
  • a cool small city……
  • cutting mats…….
  • arduino………
  • card…….
  • craft-knives……
  • paper……..
  • the stage…..but you supply the rest






Dundee GIDE Events Officer

Dundee GIDE Event Support Officer: Colleagues, can I ask you to always ‘CC’ in our DJCAD Dundee Events Officer – Katerina (Katja) Kusakova. Please note that Katja works part time only on Monday – Tuesday  – Wednesday.


Katja Steel Kusakova

Events Officer

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee

+44 (0)1382 385301




MONDAY18.02.19 0900-1700 GIDE Staff / Students start to arrive into Dundee


1000-1700 Possible discount entry V&A Museum ‘Ocean Liners’  exhibition designed by Casson Mann and to and Scottish Design Gallery for GIDE colleagues. 10% discount for visiting GIDE students to Ocean Liners and Scottish Design Galleries. Museum entry free to all other areas.


1600-1830 GIDE Coordinators meeting at Matthew Gallery, Room 5004 Level 5 Matthew Building, DJCAD, Perth Road


1830-2000  Welcome and opening of GIDE ‘Flowing Spaces City in Motion’  exhibition at DJCAD. Join us for some wine/beer. 
Suggest students go to Art Bar or Bars directly across from DJCAD Art School.
TUESDAY19.02.19 0915 GIDE 2019 Mobile Museum begins. Arrive & Registration at DCA Dundee Contemporary Arts


0930-1130 Welcome, Keynote and speaker/s at large cinema space at DCA Dundee Contemporary Arts


Short 5 mins walk to DJCAD Art School workshop venue in level 5 Matthew Building


1140-1300 Join teams. Meet Professors. Start Mobile Museum workshop for MICRO-SPACE or SERVICE DESIGN or INTERACTIVE OBJECT.


1300-1400 Lunch- available DJCAD ‘Cantina’ Crawford Building. Payment required.


1400-1600 Site Visits to Museums– all teams. Follow tour guides.


1600-1700 Teams return to workshop venue.


1900-2300 GIDE Coordinators Dinner Dundee Contemporary Arts. Arrive for 1900 drinks. At table for 1930


2200-0200 ‘GIDE AFTER-DARK’ student club event at ‘The Underground’, South Tay Street, (5 mins walk from workshop venue). Organised by Dundee Interior students. Tickets on sale from 1130 at DJCAD at Mobile Museum workshop venue or £5.00 entry at the door. 
WEDNESDAY20.02.19 0900-1300 Mobile Museum workshop continues-



1300-1400 Lunch- available DJCAD ‘Cantina’ Crawford Building. Payment required. Other options available outside college


1400-1700 Mobile Museum continues –



THURSDAY21.02.19 0900-1300 Mobile Museum continues –



1300-1400 Masters Discussion- sandwich lunch provided for those who would like attend. Venue Matthew Building, leveLll 5 Matthew Building, Lecture room 5013.

Lunch- available DJCAD ‘Cantina’ Crawford Building. Payment required


1400-1700 Mobile Museum continues –

prepare presentation of MICRO-SPACE or SERVICE DESIGN or INTERACTIVE OBJECT concepts


1730-1900 Mobile Museum concludes –present final MICRO-SPACE or SERVICE DESIGN or INTERACTIVE OBJECT concepts to audience. Informal table-top presentation. Celebrate with some wine / beer


1900-2400 Go to Art Bar, DCA Bar, and or DUSA Student Union


FRIDAY22.02.19 1000-1300 Opportunity for remaining GIDE Staff to have a tour of campus + Department Visits + ERASMUS connections


1300-1400 Lunch


1400- GIDE staff / student travel to Airport



Accommodation GIDE Staff:


For staff participants, we will suggest either staff stay at Apex or Malmaison or Sleeper Z all within walking distance from the Art School / GIDE venue. The Apex is where GIDE colleagues stayed when we last hosted the event back in Feb 2012 so it may be vaguely familiar to some of you.

Sleeperz created a special offer for the participants of GIDE workshop, offering preferential rates  when booking through their website. To use this offer, please follow the link to their Dundee website and enter the promo code GIDE when booking. Please note that the reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.



Accommodation GIDE Students:


For student participants, we recommend Dundee Backpackers Hostel that kindly offered 10% discount for their stay when booking directly with them. To claim this discount, please book via their email address ( or the telephone number (+44 (0)1382 224646) and quote GIDE 2019. Valid card details and the payment of a 25% deposit are also required upon booking.



Your Travel to Dundee:


Fly to Edinburgh Airport


We advise that you fly to Edinburgh Airport
Tram Take airport tram to Edinburgh Gateway – takes approx. 7 mins – cheapest return ticket is £8.50, available for purchase from vending machines at the airport or on-line, please see here for details.


Train Take direct train from Edinburgh Gateway to Dundee –takes approx 90 mins – cheapest return ticket is approx. £23, available for purchase from vending machines or on-line. Please see for details.