Design minds : an online design education platform for non-designers to enact cultural change

Duell, Christian, Wright, Natalie, & Roxburgh, Joanna (2013) Design minds : an online design education platform for non-designers to enact cultural change. In Reitan, Janne Beate, Lloyd, Peter James, Bohemia, Erik, Merete Nielsen, Liv, Digranes, Ingvild, & Lutnæs, Eva (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers (Volume 4), ABM-media, Oslo, Norway, pp. 1965-1982.

Abstract

Education in the 21st century demands a model for understanding a new culture of learning in the face of rapid change, open access data and geographical diversity. Teachers no longer need to provide the latest information because students themselves are taking an active role in peer collectives to help create it. This paper examines, through an Australian case study entitled ‘Design Minds’, the development of an online design education platform as a key initiative to enact a government priority for state-wide cultural change through design-based curriculum. Utilising digital technology to create a supportive community, ‘Design Minds’ recognises that interdisciplinary learning fostered through engagement will empower future citizens to think, innovate, and discover. This paper details the participatory design process undertaken with multiple stakeholders to create the platform. It also outlines a proposed research agenda for future measurement of its value in creating a new learning culture, supporting regional and remote communities, and revitalising frontline services. It is anticipated this research will inform ongoing development of the online platform, and future design education and research programs in K-12 schools in Australia.

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ID Code: 57627
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Design thinking, digital technology, K-12 schools, distance education
ISBN: 9788293298052
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)
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)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 ABM-media and the Authors
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Deposited On: 25 Feb 2013 04:21
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