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”

DRS 2022 Call for Papers: Studio Matters

DEADLINE: +++ DEADLINE EXTENDED to 1 DECEMBER 2021 +++ SUBMISSION LINK: https://www.conftool.pro/drs2022/index.php?page=newPaper&form_contributiontypeID=84&newpaper=true  CONFERENCE WEBSITE: https://www.drs2022.org/  FORMAT DETAILS: Articles of (5000 words). Template: https://www.drs2022.org/papers/  CALL DETAILS: The centrality of studio to design education has been challenged during the pandemic as educators have adopted distance and online learning and teaching methods (Marshalsey and Sclater, 2020). Change toContinue reading “DRS 2022 Call for Papers: Studio Matters”

Special Issue and Call for Papers – Alternative Studios: Design Education Changes in 2020

Call for Papers for a Special Issue in Design and Technology Education: An International Journal titled Alternative Studios: Design Education Changes in 2020  Call for abstracts deadline: 28 February 2021 Full paper deadline: 30 April Publication: June or October 2021 (dependant on submissions) Guest Editors: Derek Jones, The Open University (UK) Nicole Lotz, The OpenContinue reading “Special Issue and Call for Papers – Alternative Studios: Design Education Changes in 2020”

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:

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”