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    Presentation for Cumulus Dublin 2013 conference which outlines the start-point of an ongoing pedagogical research area looking at different ways … Read More
    Presentation for Cumulus Dublin 2013 conference which outlines the start-point of an ongoing pedagogical research area looking at different ways design learning can be delivered. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - In the academy, we have followed model after model that has been based on established and concrete movements; in a post-nuclear age we cannot continue to apply this same approach.  What happens when you wilfully introduce uncertainty and encourage design to lose control? What happens when you cast staid models and classic notions aside? The presentation discussed the potential of introducing student-centred research skills development from the very start of undergraduate study, with the aim of incubating design research culture within the studio from day one. If students are encouraged, and given pedagogical scaffolding and tools with which to form a new architecture of learning in the design academy, then the framework of design teaching can only become stronger.  This presentation explored the opportunity for a process that actively re-thinks design practice and research in the context of the undergraduate studio. With this, it describes a series of generic building blocks that can establish a non-standardised, destabilised, strengthened system of learning; something applicable to design education, within and beyond the academy. Read Less
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