Learning through the design process

Keeping process at the centre of design

We live in a culture that adores objects. We go to museums to admire and puzzle over them and we leaf through magazines and go to shops to buy (or wistfully imagine owning) them. This overwhelming focus on product seems to airbrush out the complexity of how they came into being: the research and analysis, the conceptualizing, the experimentation with materials or colour, the testing and the exploration of texture and form. How are such things conveyed, demonstrated and developed in design education? Many of the CETLD projects delved into the vital issue of understanding and exploring process in design learning and teaching.


2012 Imperative Teach-In

2012 Imperative Teach-In

Raising the profile of ecological literacy within design education

A Studentâs Guide to the Environmental Use of Glass in Buildings

A Student’s Guide to the Environmental Use of Glass in Buildings

This project utilised advanced computational techniques to visualise glazing and its impact on its environment

Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Behind the Scenes at the Museum

This small scale research project was designed to respond to the issues raised in the baseline research

Brockley Primary School

Brockley Primary School

Brockley Primary School in Lewisham became the focal point of a student project

CFAP 99p Exhibition

CFAP 99p Exhibition

An exhibition inspired by the bankruptcy of Woolworths

Concrete Couch

Concrete Couch

A competition to design and build concrete furniture for an outside area

Creative Recycling of Waste Glass

Creative Recycling of Waste Glass

Contributing to students' creativity and learning by using recycled glass

Design and Traditional Indian Manufacturing

Design and Traditional Indian Manufacturing

Enabling design students to understand differential issues of globalisation and its challenges in a development context

Design Education Book

Design Education Book

A study exploring the projects funded by the CETLD from an ‘outsider’ perspective

Design in the Clinical Environment

Design in the Clinical Environment

This arts/medicine collaborative project explores opportunities for design interventions in the clinical environment

Faculty of Arts Interdisciplinary Foundation

Faculty of Arts Interdisciplinary Foundation

Student led project to provide mobile performance space for the 2009 degree show

From Sketch to Product

From Sketch to Product

Adding a new dimension to the learning experience by exploring the design process from initial concept through to production and marketing

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