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Untangling the culture medium of student designers.

  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.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    01 June 2006

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)

  • DOI:

    10.1080/15710880600647865

  • ISSN:

    1571-0882

Citation

Strickfaden, M., Heylighen, A., Rodgers, P. & Neuckermans, H. (2006). Untangling the culture medium of student designers. CoDesign. 2, 97 - 107. doi:10.1080/15710880600647865. ISSN 1571-0882

Keywords

Design process; Influences; Cultural Influences; Environmental Influences; Design education;

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