Designing teaching—teaching designing: Teacher's guidance in a virtual design studio

Henna Lahti, Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen
2014 Journal of Learning Design  
This study examined pedagogical aspects of virtual designing. It focused on how an industrial design teacher organised a university course in plastic product design and how the teacher guided student teams' design processes in a virtual design studio. The model of Learning by Collaborative Design was used as a pedagogical and analytical framework. The study employed qualitative content analysis of the teacher's notes posted to the Moodle database. The results indicated that teaching exhibited
more » ... ree characteristic approaches: problem-driven, solution-driven and procedural-driven. The teacher's notes were predominantly solution-driven statements, including new information, design ideas and evaluating design. The present results demonstrate the link between the model of Learning by Collaborative Design and the three teaching approaches. Keywords Collaborative design, computer supported design, design education, design process, industrial design. Yang, M.-Y., You, M., & Chen, F.-C. (2005). Competencies and qualifications for industrial design jobs: Implications for design practice, education, and student career guidance. Design Studies, 26(2), 155-189.
doi:10.5204/jld.v7i1.140 fatcat:eept62wzcfhcfiu7v3k7kwh57m