OpenDesignStudio: virtual studio development over a decade

Derek Jones, The Open University, Nicole Lotz, Georgina Holden
2019 Insider Knowledge - Proceedings of the Design Research Society Learn X Design Conference, 2019   unpublished
This paper presents a case study on OpenDesignStudio (ODS), an online, virtual design studio used to support the Design and Innovation qualification at The Open University (UK). The case outlines the main design and development iterations to ODS over a period of nearly 15 years and presents recent usage data of large-scale student populations (3000+ students). As such it is one of the largest and longest-running online, distance design studios, representing a unique longitudinal study of
more » ... design studio use. The case highlights the importance of learning design, social learning mechanisms, and induction into studio culture.
doi:10.21606/learnxdesign.2019.01083 fatcat:rhygn4o5hfgpzpmdqzivaulwtq