Recipe: Online final design reviews

Jolanda Morkel, Department of Architectural Technology and Interior Design, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South AfricaJo Berben, Faculty of Architecture and Arts, Hasselt University, BelgiumSteven Feast, Architecture and Interior Architecture, School of Design and the Built Environment, Curtin University, Australia Introduction The final design review, also known as the portfolio review or design jury, isContinue reading “Recipe: Online final design reviews”

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?”

Recipe: Nordic Rebels micromodules for engaging learning

Nordic Rebels is an award-winning* Finnish-Danish movement established in 2018 aiming at goosebumpifying learning. We rely on some of the famed Nordic values and strengths: openness and trust, storytelling and cuisine, design, and pedagogical competencies.  We have created publicly available design videos focusing on multidisciplinary teamwork, design processes, and skills for the future. Whilst shootingContinue reading “Recipe: Nordic Rebels micromodules for engaging learning”

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”

Recipe: The live online desk crit

Architecture and design programs across the globe are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by rapidly moving learning and teaching online. Although there’s ample precedent for online theoretical learning, fewer examples of virtual and remote studios exist, specifically related to the online desk crit. The live online crits described here are conducted via webinar / webContinue reading “Recipe: The live online desk crit”

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”

Virtual Design Studios

The design studio is a signature pedagogy in art and design education (Crowther 2013; Shulman 2005). It provides a physical, social and cultural place within which students can simulate real world practice without the associated risks and with expert practitioner and pedagogical support in the form of the studio tutor (Schön 1987; Kimbell 2011). Therefore,Continue reading “Virtual Design Studios”

Recipe: Podcasting for Learning

Audio is one of the oldest methods of distance education. Listening to informed and entertaining speakers can be a great imaginative learning experience. The ease of making a podcast coupled with great accessibility and low cost of producing professional sounding podcasts makes them a valuable tool in the distance learning toolbox. If you’ve never consideredContinue reading “Recipe: Podcasting for Learning”

Seven Ways to Move Your Design-based Class Online

Yes, your design-based or empathy-based course activities can move online. You can do this! I’ve been teaching design classes in a blended manner (a mix of digital and in-person) since about 2007. This blended approach helped me communicate with students while I was doing consulting work abroad and helped me continue teaching during my pregnancy.Continue reading “Seven Ways to Move Your Design-based Class Online”