Distance Design Education

This site has been set up to support design educators moving to distance and online teaching and is supported by the Design Research Society Pedagogy SIG and The Open University (UK) Design Group.

#DistanceDesignEd

The first draft of The Guide to Creating Distance Design Courses is now available here! https://distancedesigneducation.com/creating-distance-design-courses/DistanceDesignEd

If you have a question, problem, or challenge in your Distance Design Education practice, add it to the THE big #DistanceDesignEd FAQ and let the community help.

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Meetup 08: Framing Design Education: A Study of A Non-hierarchical Architectural Design Studio

Jeremy Till had often proclaimed that ‘architecture education is deeply conservative!’ Distance Design Education Meetup 8 sought to expand Till’s claim by questioning the appropriateness of the one-to-one, Master and Apprentice model of desk crits. Numerous design education researchers (Goldschmidt, Webster, and maybe even yourself!) have recognised the shortcomings of such siloed reviews. Yet, littleContinue reading “Meetup 08: Framing Design Education: A Study of A Non-hierarchical Architectural Design Studio”

Meetup 07: Design thinking

Meetup 07 featured Robert O’Toole presenting Warwick University’s move to online and distance learning and, in particular, their use of a suite of online design tools in order to support student needs. The meetup notes are here and you can watch the recording below:

Meetup 06: DIAgram Model

Meetup 6 featured Kate Tregloan and her team’s work on implementing distance learning design support for architecture and design at the University of Melbourne, Australia. The presentation was based on the work presented in the article BEL+T designs a DIAgram … a relational framework for teaching online, outlining both the vision of the team as wellContinue reading “Meetup 06: DIAgram Model”

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