goDesign travelling design workshop program for regional secondary students

Wright, Natalie, Jerome, Kristine P., Franz, Jill M., Berry, Michael Richard, Wigg, Adam, Scott, Andrew, Crowther, Philip, & Hooper, Les (2010) goDesign travelling design workshop program for regional secondary students. [Exhibition/Event]

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goDesign Travelling Workshop Program for Regional Secondary Students was an initiative of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) Queensland Branch, which aligned with the DIA unleashed: Queensland design on tour 2010 Exhibition. It was designed be delivered by university design academics in state secondary schools in Chinchilla, Mt Isa, Quilpie, Emerald, Gladstone and Bundaberg between February and September 2010, to approximately 95 secondary students and 24 teachers from the subject areas of visual art, graphics and industrial technology and design. A talk by a visiting design practitioner whose work was displayed in the exhibition, also features in the final day of the program in each town, and student work from the workshop was displayed in the exhibition alongside the professional design work.

The three-day workshop is a design immersion program for regional Queensland Secondary Schools, which responds to specific actions outlined in the Queensland Government Design Strategy 2020 to ‘Build Design Knowledge and Learning’ and ‘Foster a Design Culture’. Underpinned by a place-based approach and the integration of Dr Charles Burnette’s IDESIGN teaching model, the program gives students and teachers the opportunity to explore, analyse and reimagine their local town through a series of scaffolded problem solving activities around the theme of ‘place’. The program allows students to gain hands-on experience designing graphics, products, interior spaces and architecture to assist their local community, with the support of design professionals. Students work individually and in groups on real design problems learning sketching, making, communication, presentation and collaboration skills to improve their design process, while considering social, cultural and environmental opportunities.

The program was designed to facilitate an understanding of the value of design thinking and its importance to regional communities, to give students more information about various design disciplines as career options, and provide a professional development opportunity for teachers.

Advisory assistance for the program was gained through Kelvin Grove State College, Queensland Studies Authority and QMI/Manufacturing Skills Queensland Manager, Manufacturing & Engineering Gateway Schools Project.

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ID Code: 47747
Item Type: Creative Work (Exhibition/Event)
Refereed: No
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
  • Tim Williams - QUT School of Design
  • Lindy Osborne - QUT School of Design
  • Rebekah Davis - QUT School of Design
  • Glenn Bevan - Infinity Design
  • David Byrne - Big Fish
  • Troy King - HASSELL
  • Nicki Lloyd - Lloyd Grey Design
  • Jason Bird - Luxxbox
  • Alexander Lotersztain - Derlot
  • Angela Layton - Arkhefield
  • Daniel Way - QUT School of Design student
  • Cassandra Donald - QUT School of Design student
  • Elizabeth Scott - QUT School of Design student
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    Keywords: Design Thinking, Secondary School, Design Education, Design Workshop, Regional Communities
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Practice and Management not elsewhere classified (120399)
    Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
    Past > Schools > School of Design
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Authors
    Deposited On: 14 Dec 2011 22:47
    Last Modified: 16 Apr 2014 03:54

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