Futures of Design Education: Riding the New Wave

The 17th Futures of Design Education discussion featured some of the Manchester Metropolitan University team talking about their experiences during emergency pandemic teaching, arguing that we are still Riding the New Wave. Jon, Sarah and Peter shared examples of their online, blended and hybrid studio spaces, posing a series of critical questions for all designContinue reading “Futures of Design Education: Riding the New Wave”

Design Education: Teaching in Crisis 

At the end of 2021 we published the special issue Design Education: Teaching in Crisis in the Journal of Design and Technology Education (DATE). This brought together 16 articles from academics around the world to present articles, case studies and opinion pieces based on their experiences during the Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020/21, Over the nextContinue reading “Design Education: Teaching in Crisis “

Design Education: Teaching in Crisis

Last year we opened a call for papers to capture some of the experiences and lessons from design educators during the Covid-19 global pandemic. We are delighted to announce the publication of a Special Issue of the Journal of Design and Technology Education (DATE): Design Education: Teaching in Crisis The Special Issue contains 16 articles,Continue reading “Design Education: Teaching in Crisis”

DRS 2022 Call for Papers: Futures of Design Education

DEADLINE: 24 November 2021 +++ DEADLINE EXTENDED to 1 DECEMBER 2021 +++ SUBMISSION LINK: https://www.conftool.pro/drs2022/index.php?page=newPaper&form_contributiontypeID=86&newpaper=true  CONFERENCE WEBSITE: https://www.drs2022.org/  FORMAT DETAILS: Articles of (5000 words). Template: https://www.drs2022.org/papers/   CALL DETAILS: A DRS PluriSIG and EdSIG joint track proposal.  The effects of dominant curricula in design education are now being recognised in education practice and research, in particularContinue reading “DRS 2022 Call for Papers: Futures of Design Education”

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”

Get Up, Stand Up

Author: Ricardo Sosa, PhD Serve to:All design educators Time: One minute Cost: Your time Difficulty:Easy Background Perhaps you, like me, have always taught and presented at conferences in a standing position. As it turns out, how we use our bodies is as important in online interactions as it is in face-to-face situations. It took meContinue reading “Get Up, Stand Up”

12 Ways to Check your Briefs

Author: Ricardo Sosa, PhD Serve to:Studio instructors Time: A couple of hours to a few days Cost: Your time Difficulty:Medium Background Studio learning is a “signature pedagogy” of contemporary design education with origins in fine arts schools. These days there is a wide range of flavours and practices that characterise design studios, from basic foundationContinue reading “12 Ways to Check your Briefs”

Towards an ecosystem-of-learning for architectural education: random concepts as prompts and provocations

By Jolanda Morkel and Hermie Delport* This article is based on an online presentation delivered on 22 May 2020 for the Teaching Architecture Online: Methods and Outcomes seminar, organised by Curtin University and Özyeğin University, titled ‘Responsive Ecosystems for Architectural Education’ (Morkel & Delport, 2020). In this article, we propose that, rather than the on-ground-onlineContinue reading “Towards an ecosystem-of-learning for architectural education: random concepts as prompts and provocations”

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!”

From denial to acceptance: a turning point for design studio in architecture education

James Benedict Brown At the time of writing, in early May 2020, most architecture educators have passed through all five stages of the Kübler-Ross model of grief: denial, anger, depression, bargaining, acceptance (Kübler-Ross, 1969). We spent the first two months of the year in a politically-sanctioned period of denial. When it became apparent that theContinue reading “From denial to acceptance: a turning point for design studio in architecture education”