A new approach to understanding readings for design students
Blackler, Alethea (2013) A new approach to understanding readings for design students. In Sugiyama, http://www.iasdr2013.jp/ (Ed.) Consilience and Innovation in Design Proceedings and Program, IASDR, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, 0401-0412.
In this paper I describe an innovative technique for helping design students to approach and understand reading tasks. There is ample literature on design students’ use of visual thinking for design tasks, but less on how they can use their visual skills to apply to their learning in other areas, particularly those that challenge them such as academic reading and writing. I set a cartooning task as a way to get students motivated and involved in doing set readings for a design history course. This has been successful in enhancing students’ involvement and understanding, and they have been able to apply their improved understanding to writing tasks based on the cartoons.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Design History, Drawing, Visual thinking, Design education, HERN|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design History and Theory (120301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Industrial Design (120305)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 Please consult the author|
|Deposited On:||03 Mar 2014 23:24|
|Last Modified:||01 Apr 2014 16:23|
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