Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Human Rights at the National Archives

Although the concept of human rights as we understand it today was unknown until modern times, people in Britain have fought since the medieval period to gain the rights, freedoms and liberties we all enjoy today. To illustrate this essential part of history, The National Archives has launched a new online exhibition tracing the evolution of our human, social and civil rights from Magna Carta to the establishment of the Welfare State.
Link: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/humanrights/
Access: Free

Wellcome Images

Wellcome Images, formerly the Wellcome Trust Medical Photographic Library, has relaunched its web site to provide free, unlimited access to the entire collection under a Creative Commons licence. The licence allows users to copy, distribute and display images, provided the source is fully attributed and it is used for non-commercial purposes.
Wellcome Images is the world’s leading source of images on the history of medicine, modern biomedical science and clinical medicine.
Link: http://images.wellcome.ac.uk/
Access: Free

Design Methods

The Design Council has just added a section on design methods to its website, including authoritative information on the design process, analysing research, selecting ideas, prototyping, and understanding users.
Access: Free

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Tintin At Sea

Part of the National Maritime Museum website, this online educational resource is part of The Adventures of Tintin at Sea exhibition. The site includes the chance to recreate some of Tintin's adventures, and information on Hergé, Tintin's creator. It also explores how cartoonists work.
Access: Free