Teaching design theory to design students
10 September 2010
London Metropolitan University
Department of Art, Media and Design
41 Commercial Road, London, E1 1LA
The day will start with an introductory keynote by Grace Lees-Maffei, co-editor of The Design History Reader published by Berg (2010). The lecture will be followed by opportunities to break into one of three discussion sessions, focused on either history, methodology or theory. The afternoon focuses on academic writing in design education and concludes with a case study of an alternative design history curriculum.
10.30 - 11.00 Registration and welcome
11.00 – 11.45 Keynote: Grace Lees-Maffei on what we should be teaching future designers
11.45-12.30 Group discussions:
o Histories: Developing histories for design
o Methodologies: Introducing design students to methods for researching design.
o Theories: The relevance of theoretical perspectives for design practice.
12.30 - 2.00 Lunch and The Design History Society’s AGM
2.00 – 3.30 Writing and assessment (Led by Dipti Bhagat)
Writing - and academic writing in particular - can be a challenge for all design students. This workshop will address how can we best teach and support writing amongst a diverse body of design students.
4.00 - 5.00 Learning design history for design futures (Led by Noel Waite)
Noel will give a case study of his experiments with introducing speculative design histories to design students. Through exploring alternative and counterfactual histories students learn scenario building and experience the creative possibilities of history writing and research.
5.00 – 6.30 Wine reception and launch of The Design History Reader (Berg)
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