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Untangling the culture medium of student designers.

Strickfaden, Megan, Heylighen, A, Rodgers, Paul and Neuckermans, H (2006) Untangling the culture medium of student designers. CoDesign, 2 (2). 97 - 107. ISSN 1571 0882

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Abstract/Description

Designs do not occur in a vacuum. They are nourished by a breeding ground composed of various substances, phenomena and traces, which function as raw material for concept generation and ultimately for design. This paper examines the composition and function of this `culture medium' in the context of design education through reporting two content-wise connected studies: a series of in-depth interviews with experienced design tutors, and an ethnographically oriented study with design students. Combining and comparing information gathered in both studies reveals some interesting insights about what `culture media' are valued by tutors and students.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1571 0882
Uncontrolled Keywords: Design process; Influences; Cultural Influences; Environmental Influences; Design education;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Arts & Creative Industries
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology > 152 Perception, movement, emotions & drives
700 Arts & recreation > 740 Drawing & decorative arts
600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 620 Engineering & allied operations
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Item ID: 2332
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2008 12:31
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2013 15:14
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2332

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