Examples of Keywords Include: SODR, SOTL, Creative Scholarship, Design as Art, Design as Interior, Design as Idea, Design Practice and Process, History and Theory, Sustainability, Teaching and Pedagogy, Technology, Panel, Poster, Presentation
Experiential learning methods are often overlooked in lighting classes due to time constraints; however, these types of experiences not only lead to a holistic understanding of the lighting design process, but also add a level of excitement to this often intensive and technical subject. The presenter will share the development of a one-day lighting workshop, as well as highlight the successes and learning outcomes of this event. Using feedback from the student and professional participants, it becomes clear that an experiential workshop within the lighting design curriculum reinforces classroom learning, provides awareness of lighting design to the broader college community, and facilitates lasting connections between students and lighting professionals.
Via empirical field examination of conditions in a pediatric unit at a hospital, researchers compared and contrasted current lighting levels with those recommended by the Illuminating Engineering Society.
In this study one section of an early design studio were provided with a design problem of designing a piece of furniture, as a part of a larger design project. The objective of this exercise was for the students to use virtual modelling techniques for design development, AR model for showing accurate proportions and material usage in the actual physical setting and digital prototyping to provide a tangible outcome of the design process, which showed intricate details and mechanics of the structure. Student’s subjective perception on technology use was recorded. Design reviewers subjective perception of the use of technology was recorded. The results of the study are expected to contribute to design education as well as the use of technology in the context of design reviews.With the advent of new technology it is important to identify how the profession can adopt them to be used effectively and efficiently.
In recent years many natural and human generated disasters have forced the design profession to rethink how we approach design and start to incorporate planning for resiliency early in the design process. A multidisciplinary pilot course was offered to undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Business and the School of Design. The course intent was to enable students to develop proficiency in the methods to document and interpret the cultural, historical and resiliency of communities. The course incorporated a one week travel component to Prague and Berlin that included a service learning civil engagement component.
Including “historic narrative inquiry” into study abroad courses offers an opportunity to expand student’s critical thinking skills and understanding of the historical political/socio-economic/cultural-religious impacts on design.
Bryan D. Orthel, Dana Vaux, Erin Cunningham, March 2016
When history is reframed as lived experience, knowledge becomes more relevant for solving design problems. This panel will examine teaching design history in ways that reshape history's use in the design process.
This qualitative inquiry explored what well-being means in the home. By engaging in data collection utilizing face-to-face interviews, observation, and photo elicitation, the researcher was able to develp factors that increased and decreased well-being in the home environment for stay-at-home mothers. Outcomes of this study will aid interior designers in home design that supports well-being, health practitioners in understanding potential stressors in the physical home environment, and may potentially affect housing policy to impact planning and building practices of homes for those who reside in affordable housing with minimal resources to increase their quality of life.