goDesign Express 2011 Workshop
Wright, Natalie (2011) goDesign Express 2011 Workshop. [Exhibition/Event]
The goDesign Express 2011 Workshop was a design immersion workshop run by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Built Environment and Engineering Faculty during three weeks of 70-minute art class periods/sessions in August/September 2011 at Morayfield State High School, for 80 Grade 10 and 64 Grade 11 art students and two teachers, and October 2011 at Narangba Valley State High School for 60 Grade 10 and 30 Grade 11 art students and two teachers. Funded and administrated through QUT’s Widening Participation Program, which supports outreach activities to increase tertiary enrolments for under represented groups (such as low-SES, rural and indigenous students), the program utilised two activities from Day 1 of the highly successful 3-day goDesign Travelling Workshop Program for Regional Secondary Students (http://eprints.qut.edu.au/47747/). In contrast to this program, which was facilitated by two tertiary design educators, the goDesign Express 2011 Workshop was facilitated primarily by three tertiary interior design/architecture students, with assistance from a design educator.
This action research study aimed to facilitate an awareness in young people, of the value of design thinking skills in generating strategies to solve local community challenges. It also aimed to investigate the value of collaboration between secondary school students and teachers, and tertiary design students and educators, in inspiring post-secondary pathways for school students, professional development for schoolteachers, and alternative career prospects and leadership skills for tertiary design students.
During the workshop, secondary students and teachers explored, analysed and reimagined their local community through a series of scaffolded problem solving activities around the theme of ‘place’. Students worked individually and in groups designing graphics, fashion and products, and utilising sketching, making, communication, collaboration and presentation skills to improve their design process, while considering social, cultural and environmental opportunities for their local community. The workshop was mentioned in a news article in the local Caboolture Shire Herald newspaper.
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|Item Type:||Creative Work (Exhibition/Event)|
|Funders:||QUT Widening Learning and Participation Program|
|Measurements or Duration:||3 x 70 Minute periods over three weeks|
|Number of Pieces:||1|
|Published Source:||Workshop Programme; Newspaper article|
|Publisher:||QUT School of Design; Caboolture Shire Herald|
|Keywords:||Design Thinking, Secondary School, Design Education, Design Workshop, Low-SES 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:||Current > Schools > School of Design
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 Natalie Wright & School of Design, Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||09 Apr 2014 22:05|
|Last Modified:||12 Jun 2014 07:01|
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