IASDR 2019: Design Revolutions

August 27, 2019 7:19 AM

The School of Design’s Peter Scupelli will be presenting a paper at the IASDR Conference in Manchester, UK on September 2nd. He will be presenting “Teaching Futures: Trade-offs Between Flipped Classroom and Design Studio Course Pedagogies,” written by Peter Scupelli, Stuart Candy and Judy Brooks.

From the abstract:

Change is exponential. Products and services are developed faster, hold a shorter shelf-life disrupted by new offerings, and exist in the wider environment with global challenges emerging such as climate change and sustainability. Thus, design for the 21st century requires different skills; design educators are challenged to adapt. In this paper, we compare two versions of a futures studies course developed for design students: one uses a flipped-classroom pedagogy (with interactive online pre-work and in-class workshop activities, meeting for two 80-minute sessions per week); and the other uses a hybrid studio approach (making more use of in-class lectures followed by hands on-studio activities, meeting for 170 minutes once per week) focused on experiential futures practices of tangible artifact and immersive scenario creation. We use four measures: learning activity inventory, course quality with faculty course evaluations, student experience with a post-course survey, and time and feedback on final projects. We discuss design trade-offs for learning: format of reflections is linked to transfer activities, time on learning activities shapes perceptions, less (interference) is more, more (scaffolding, feedback, links to practice, active learning) is better, and timing is everything.

Link: Event Link

IASDR 2019: Design Revolutions runs Monday, September 2, 2019 – 8:00am to Thursday, September 5, 2019 – 5:00pm

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