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”

Meetup 05: How are things going?

Meetup 05 was a really informal catchup and check-in chat to see how things are going. It ended up being quite a small group, perhaps reflecting the fact that so many colleagues are more than busy managing things to respond to current conditions. After a bit of a break the Distance Design Education Meetups areContinue reading “Meetup 05: How are things going?”

Next series of DDE Meetups

The Distance Design Education Meetups are back! The next series will be held fortnightly, starting on Tuesday 29 September 2020 and running until December Dates and full details can be found on the Events page. Please note that times will alternate between Atlantic and Pacific timezones so please check the Events page for details andContinue reading “Next series of DDE Meetups”

The Science and Poetry of Messy thinking

This is a cross post from Design@Open This post started out as a few reflections on a few distance design education events I attended recently, where most of the discussions did not centre around online vs face-to-face or technology and IT services. Instead, discussion focused on learning and teaching – basic stuff, like ideas aroundContinue reading “The Science and Poetry of Messy thinking”

The Guide to Creating Distance Design Courses is finally here!

As noted in this post, it’s been a bit quiet because time’s gone into producing the new guide for Creating Distance Design Courses, which is now available here: https://distancedesigneducation.com/creating-distance-design-courses/ It took a bit longer than expected (it started out as a blog post but ended up being a 20k word monster!), so there’s a fewContinue reading “The Guide to Creating Distance Design Courses is finally here!”

Recipe: Making the design process visible

Lawson famously noted that, in observing the design process, “…there is not a lot of action to be seen and what is there cannot be readily understood.” (Lawson, 2005 p.216). This gives us a bit of a challenge in distance design education: if it’s hard enough to ‘see’ it in a traditional setting, how doContinue reading “Recipe: Making the design process visible”

Gone quiet… Academic Call for More Noise!

It’s been a bit quiet over the past couple of weeks (although there have been a couple of nice recipes from @mjleht on One-shot video and @morkelj on Online final design reviews. As well as a great reflection piece from @jamesbrownontheroad : From denial to acceptance: a turning point for design studio in architecture education) The peaceContinue reading “Gone quiet… Academic Call for More Noise!”

Meetup 04: What next?

The fourth #DistanceDesignEd Meetup was held on Tuesday 24 March, asking the question ‘What next?’. The live note document is here and this also has a capture of the text chat. Please keep adding to this (resources, comments, ideas). Thanks to all contributors so far and a huge thank you to everyone who took partContinue reading “Meetup 04: What next?”