Editorial: Ed Tech defining design curriculum

If you’d asked me ‘What drives your design curriculum?’ a few weeks ago I wouldn’t have said Zoom. I’ll shortly have to add a whole list of other technologies, services and ed-tech that are emerging as “class leaders” (That was a satirical pun, by the way). This tech changes how we teach. But I’d argueContinue reading “Editorial: Ed Tech defining design curriculum”

Update 02 (2 April)

Since the last update we’ve been chasing down a few recipes (thank you to everyone who has volunteered a contribution). We also had our first (and hopefully last) Zoombombing, so apologies to everyone who was affected by this. If you are using Zoom semi-publicly, please take some basic precautions. But this won’t stop us meetingContinue reading “Update 02 (2 April)”

Recipe: The Blackboard studio model

This recipe was inspired by a discussion with Steve Rigley (@s_rigley) and a studio model he and colleague Jo Petty used to maintain at the Glasgow School of Art. Central to the general studio in graphic design was The Blackboard. A real blackboard, by the way. With chalk. The Blackboard became the central organising technologyContinue reading “Recipe: The Blackboard studio model”

Recipe: Prepare Your Mind Studio

In the book A Technique for Producing Ideas (2003), James Webb Young states that a critical stage in the design process is simply preparing your mind and that designers in particular are interested in all things; inquisitive, questioning, explorative. The idea behind preparation is that designers make use of certain types of cognition to createContinue reading “Recipe: Prepare Your Mind Studio”

Assessment – some notes

Edited by Derek Jones and Jolanda Morkel Meetup 02 focused on assessment and in particular on what changes design educators are considering in response to current crises. You can find the live notes from the session here. If anyone from the session spots anything we’ve missed or wishes to edit anything then please let meContinue reading “Assessment – some notes”

Meetup 01 – Distance Design Education

The first #DistanceDesignEd Meetup was held on Wednesday 18 March and covered the MASSIVE topic of Distance Design Education! The live note document and text chat is here please keep adding to that document (resources, comments, ideas). Robert O’Toole also posted some notes by Bo Kelestyn here: http://www.inspireslearning.com/journal/advice-for-teaching-online/ The recording is here: Thanks to everyoneContinue reading “Meetup 01 – Distance Design Education”

Meetup: 02 – Assessment

The second #DistanceDesignEd Meetup was held on Tuesday 24 March on the subject of Assessment. The live note document is here and this also has a capture of the text chat. Please keep adding to this (resources, comments, ideas). We’ll post soon with a a summary on the topic. Thanks to all contributors so farContinue reading “Meetup: 02 – Assessment”

Recipe: On writing a recipe

We’ve chosen to use recipes to communicate a lot of the ideas in this blog. This is because the recipe is a good way to share lots of different types of knowledge (research, practice, experience, tips, stories) from many different contributors (students, tutors, academics, anyone with a story…). The recipe is a ‘sticky concept –Continue reading “Recipe: On writing a recipe”

Recipe: Studio model: The Chunky studio

This recipe follows on from the first #DistanceDesignEd discussion, where we spent a bit of time talking about chunks of learning. A chunk is an informal term for a piece of learning and teaching that is easily packaged to make it: easy to understand as a whole; relatively quick to complete; with a clear outcomeContinue reading “Recipe: Studio model: The Chunky studio”

Week 1 in #DistanceDesignED

That week went quickly! From starting the blog on Sunday to 4000+ veiws; and from a few quickly typed words on distance design education to holding an online discussion with 75 Design Education academics. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far; judging by the messages we are receiving it is appreciated and useful.Continue reading “Week 1 in #DistanceDesignED”