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.

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



Photo: Paul Clark, section from glazes

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria in art and design. What’s the recurring problem?

Feature

This paper is a critical reflection on the development of learning outcomes in art and design. It builds on a Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN) - funded project from 2003 that sought to provide support for colleagues seeking to make sense of the then new quality agenda. It seeks to identify recurrent issues and make a number of recommendations for further development.

Allan Davies, Independent Consultant



Book fan photo: sourced from morgueFile.com

Storytelling, Advertising and Paradigm Fusion

Feature

‘The art of storytelling in the modern age is fundamentally important. So, how we create stories for a screen-based culture is vitally important to master’ (Hegarty, 2011, p.96-97). This paper explores the potential benefit of fusing aspects of creative writing with the curriculum of the BA Creative Advertising programme (BACAP) at Leeds College of Art (LCA) in order to address Sir John Hegar...

David Reid Anderson, Leeds College of Art