Untangling the culture medium of student designers

Strickfaden, Megan, Heylighen, Ann, Rodgers, Paul and Neuckermans, Herman (2006) Untangling the culture medium of student designers. CoDesign, 2 (02). pp. 97-107. ISSN 1571-0882

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15710880600647980

Abstract

Designs do not occur in a vacuum. They are nourished by a breeding ground composed of various substances, phenomena and traces, which function as raw material for concept generation and ultimately for design. This paper examines the composition and function of this ‘culture medium’ in the context of design education through reporting two content-wise connected studies: a series of in-depth interviews with experienced design tutors, and an ethnographically oriented study with design students. Combining and comparing information gathered in both studies reveals some interesting insights about what ‘culture media’ are valued by tutors and students.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural capital, design education, influences on the design process
Subjects: W200 Design studies
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2014 10:20
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:16
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/15110

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