Link to Issue 18


Networks

Networks was established in 2007 by the Art Design Media Higher Education Academy Subject Centre, based at the University of Brighton and funded by the UK higher education funding councils. Networks is an online publication written by, and distributed free of charge amongst, colleagues involved in higher education teaching and learning in art, design and media subjects.

Networks aims to:

- Support a network of colleagues involved in higher education in art, design and media subjects;
- Help share knowledge between colleagues working in UK art, design and media higher education;
- Promote and share effective practice in learning and teaching.

Readers tell us that the news, features, case studies, projects and reviews impact on their teaching practice in positive ways. Many contributors use Networks to share their research with a broad audience where it can have genuine impact.

Networks has been published quarterly with contributions from colleagues working in UK-based art, design and media HE. Issue 18 is the last published in the current form but watch this space for future developments.

Editors' choice

A selection of articles from our latest issue.

Figure 2: Computer Arts student Adam Dart created an interactive piece which could be used to demonstrate the visible signs of decay on new architectural designs.

Art Design Media Learning and Teaching Projects 2011-12 - Final Reports

Projects

One of the unarguable successes of the ADM-HEA Subject Centre, based until recently at the University of Brighton, has been the funding of teaching and learning projects in art, design and media. Over the past 11 years the Subject Centre has sought to support the key themes identified by the Higher Education Academy through its funding of a diverse range of innovative projects across the sector...

Stephen Mallinder, University of Brighton



Photo: Peter Day

The Art Group Crit. How do you make a Firing Squad Less Scary?

Feature

The relationship between achievement and feedback and the fact that effective feedback improves achievement is well documented (Taylor and McCormack, 2004; Hattie, 2007). This is especially true of written feedback. However in art and design education feedback will take place in an often emotionally charged face-to-face meeting where verbal criticism, both negative and positive, takes place in...

Peter Day, University of Wolverhampton



Fig 1.Digital drawing âliveâ demonstration in Adobe Photoshop using Wacom Tablet

Themes of drawing and digital context: student engagement with theory and practice using the tool of the integrated learning portfolio

Case study

This article presents a reflective visual narrative documenting the learning encounters of BA (Hons) Surface Design undergraduates using the Integrated Learning Portfolio (ILP) tool in Year one. Theoretical themes of drawing, digital drawing design practice, and visual design research experientially blended the physical and the virtual learning tools, environments and collaborative culture thro...

Rowan Bailey, Andrew Taylor and Linda Lewis, University of Huddersfield



Portrait of Matthew using Processing code to vary the pressure of a 3mm drill bit in MDF. Photo: Steffi HuÃlein

Processing: Analogue / Digital Material Surfaces (imprecise with precise tools): A collaborative student-staff workshop with international guests

Case study

Dan Robinson has been an artist and educator for about 15 years but never expected to feel so delighted by learning to draw a dot, albeit on sheet metal. This article describes a workshop and exhibition with guest designers Prof. Steffi Hußlein (Magdeburg) and Rob Laux (Berlin) held on 14 – 16 November 2011 at Leeds College of Art (LCA). The workshop explored digital and analogue methods of gen...

Dan Robinson, Leeds College of Art