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”

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”

Taking care of mind and body – the Corona Semester as a challenge for the ‘leib’

A working note. By Andreas Ken Lanig. In this article I would like to discuss a few of these and reflect on particular experiences from distance learning that can be helpful in countering such deficits. I’m sure you’ve experienced this too in these strange days – Staff and students are doubly tired: First, the amountContinue reading “Taking care of mind and body – the Corona Semester as a challenge for the ‘leib’”

Designing in partnership with students at a distance

This blog was co-authored by Abbie Jackson, Anna Ward-Stancheva,  Leo Rees-Evans, Mar Reyes and Rebekah Manston, Design and Innovation students at the Open University as well as Georgy Holden and Nicole Lotz, Senior Lecturers at the Open University. On June 25th 2020, the third annual exhibition of work of OU design students was launched. Our studentsContinue reading “Designing in partnership with students at a distance”

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!”