goDesign Express 2011 Workshop

Wright, Natalie (2011) goDesign Express 2011 Workshop. [Exhibition/Event]

Description

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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ID Code: 69995
Item Type: Creative Work (Exhibition/Event)
Refereed: No
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
Professional Facilitator
  • Adam Wigg – QUT BEE School of Design Lecturer
Student Facilitator
  • Jonathan Morehen - QUT BEE School of Design Student
Student Facilitator
  • Carolynne Napier - QUT BEE School of Design Student
Student Facilitator
  • Hanya Leo - QUT BEE School of Design Student
Student Facilitator
  • Samuel Lalo - QUT BEE School of Design Student
Student Facilitator
  • Bianca Christensen - QUT BEE School of Design Student
Student Facilitator
  • Jessica Keough – QUT Education Student
Student Facilitator
  • Joanne White - QUT BEE School of Design Student
Student Facilitator
  • Vicki Huang - QUT BEE School of Design Student
Student Facilitator
  • Tiffany Lord - QUT BEE School of Design Student
Student Facilitator
  • Ivy Verlaat - QUT BEE School of Design Student
Organiser
  • Phillipa Perrott - QUT BEE Stem School Engagement Project Officer
Organiser
  • Colette King - QUT BEE Stem School Engagement Project Officer
Funders: QUT Widening Learning and Participation Program
Material: Workshop 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
Locations/Venues:
Location: From date: To date:
Morayfield State High School Art Department Classroom 2011-08-23 2011-09-07
Nerangba Valley State High School 2011-10-11 2011-10-18
Additional URLs:
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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