RE-ENERGIZING THE DESIGN EDUCATION

A STUDY FOR REVITALIZATION OF ACADEMIA’S CAPABILITIES AFTER THE PANDEMIC-DRIVEN SHIFT
Author:
Mekin Elcioglu, PhD.
Company/School:
Kansas State University

 

This paper endeavors to identify challenges faced by academia during the global pandemic along with the physical and psychological states of students which affect their design and learning processes; and to propose novel approaches for employing new methodologies and pedagogies in design education as well as attaining sustainable and enriched academic experiences for both educators and students. This paper also aims to analyze various methodologies which could benefit a transitional design education model to adapt to the changing educational needs of the industrial designers. Also, it is intended to be an educational resource and to provide academic models as a supportive framework for designers and design educators to consider potential post-pandemic scenarios with appropriate knowledge, tools, and skills across collaborative practices between academia and industry.

 

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