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Yavuzcan, H. Güçlü; Sahin, Damla; Sevgül, Özden; Yavuz, Cemil – Design and Technology Education, 2019
Social design education has become a significant part of industrial design education, thus new methodologies are required and being developed. One of these societal problems is animal welfare and human interaction with stray animals that is not a common topic amongst previous studies. This study presents a toolkit for social design teaching,…
Descriptors: Animals, Design, Social Problems, Program Development
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Felek, Seval Özgel; Gül, Özge – Design and Technology Education, 2019
The aim of this research is to search and find strategies of creativity in teaching in the interior architecture design studio. There are lots of ways for training architects all over the world, instructors find their own way and style. Most design education, also architectural design, occurs through the studio system. Design studios embed…
Descriptors: Creativity, Design, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies
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Sherman, Jules; Lee, Henry C.; Weiss, Madeleine Eva; Kristensen-Cabrera, Alexandria – Design and Technology Education, 2018
Experiential learning, which may include hands-on learning paired with observation and reflection, has been applied in several industries; however, the impact of experiential learning in design education is not well known. We investigated how the type of simulation-based learning could affect the acquisition of knowledge and the ability to…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Equipment, Design, Teaching Methods
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Page, Tom – Design and Technology Education, 2018
This research set out to assess the importance of Design for Manufacture (DFM) within the industrial design process, understanding how it is taught, and comparing this to the requirements of professional practice. A mixed methods approach was applied in, collecting a combination of both quantitative and qualitative data through two questionnaires.…
Descriptors: Design, Manufacturing, Industrial Arts, Student Attitudes
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Zahedi, Mithra; Heaton, Lorna – Design and Technology Education, 2017
How do ideas evolve in the context of collaborative design? This research explores the framing strategies and tools involved in the co-construction of a shared understanding in the early stages of a design project. We observed a team of four industrial design students working to design a pop-up shop. We found that, while the key design elements of…
Descriptors: Industrial Arts, Design, Verbal Communication, Teaching Methods
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Önal, Gökçe Ketizmen – Design and Technology Education, 2017
This study is mainly about developing an approach for fostering creativity in design education through analyzing the interactions among creative dimensions resembling spatial and organizational pattern of folding as a technique and also by the help of cognitive action of designers: workshop participants. In order to make an assessment, a case…
Descriptors: Creativity, Design, Interaction, Spatial Ability
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Weinstein, Kathryn – Design and Technology Education, 2017
In the age of "Big Data," information is often quantitative in nature. The ability to analyze information through the sifting of data has been identified as a core competency for success in navigating daily life and participation in the contemporary workforce. This skill, known as Quantitative Reasoning (QR), is characterized by the…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Graphic Arts, Design, Case Studies
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Page, Tom – Design and Technology Education, 2016
The aim of this work investigated whether there is a need to incorporate the Internet of Things (IoT) into the Industrial Design curriculum. Initial research comprised a literature review into the origins, growth, challenges and enabling technologies for the IoT. Furthermore, literature around IoT within the current curriculum and for industrial…
Descriptors: Industry, Design, Literature Reviews, Mixed Methods Research
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Boga-Akyol, Miray; Timur-Ogut, Sebnem – Design and Technology Education, 2016
Since the very early days of history, human beings "designed" things by looking at nature. In our days, the use of nature in design has become more systematic and detailed. Although as old as humanity itself, use of nature especially in the field of design still offers novelty and often brings success in solving problems in a sustainable…
Descriptors: Design, Imitation, Natural Resources, Industry
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Chamorro-Koc, Marianella; Scott, Andrew; Coombs, Gretchen – Design and Technology Education, 2015
In design studio, sketching or visual thinking is part of processes that assist students to achieve final design solutions. At Queensland University of Technology's (QUT's) First and Third Year industrial design studio classes we engage in a variety of teaching pedagogies from which we identify "Concept Bombs" as instrumental in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Design, Visualization, Freehand Drawing
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Gelmez, Koray; Bagli, Humanur – Design and Technology Education, 2015
Reflective writing is an efficient way of getting feedback from students. Paper-based or web-based course evaluation questionnaires alone may lack of collecting specific and detailed information, especially for the fields like design education. This study focuses on reflections captured from students via two different media--personal magazine and…
Descriptors: Reflection, Writing (Composition), Writing Assignments, Questionnaires
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Pombo, Fátima; Bervoets, Wouter; De Smet, Henk – Design and Technology Education, 2015
As a consequence of fruitful discussions about joining theory and practice both in design research and educational design programmes, this article aims to explore phenomenological parameters in the framework of an exercise for Engineer-architecture students from the University of Leuven in Belgium. Relying upon the arguments of recognised…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Architecture, Design Crafts, Design
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Watkins, Matthew – Design and Technology Education, 2014
This paper presents findings from a doctoral study, which investigated effective methods for teaching social sustainability within product design courses in British and Irish universities. This paper explores approaches for encouraging students to explore the social aspects of sustainable product design through workshops specifically designed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Design, Manufacturing
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Neo, Mai; Neo, Tse-Kian – Design and Technology Education, 2013
Research has shown that students have graduated from institutions of higher learning with a lack of creativity and critical-thinking thinking skills. This mismatch in skills has resulted in a nationwide initiative in using technology in the classroom to create a learning environment that would stimulate students' creative and problem-solving…
Descriptors: Creativity, Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education
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Shreeve, Alison; Batchelor, Ray – Design and Technology Education, 2012
At the heart of learning and teaching in studio based design subjects lies the engagement by students and tutors in activities which are based on practical work simulating design professionals' work. We report here on a research project which explored the student/tutor relationship in design pedagogies across a range of academic levels and…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, College Students, College Faculty, Studio Art
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