Conceptualising an Open Design School

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Conceptualising an Open Design School

  1. 1. Objectiveto investigate the challengesfaced by traditional/institutionaldesign education in a 21st centuryknowledge economy.
  2. 2. Objectiveto produce a response to theongoing debate around theimpending irrelevance of traditionaldesign education and the potentialsignificance of the open-sourceideology in this matter.
  3. 3. What is the prOblem?1. Design education is not relevant to/ doesn’t equip design graduates for work in the real world the employer problem
  4. 4. What is the prOblem?2. Design education does not satisfy learners. the student problem
  5. 5. What is the prOblem?3. classic design education is elitist and expensive to deliver. the administrative problem
  6. 6. hOW DiD that happen?industrial creativeeconomy economy
  7. 7. hOW DiD that happen?tangible intangibleproducts services
  8. 8. hOW DiD that happen?production consumption
  9. 9. hOW DiD that happen?form follows value followsfunction experience
  10. 10. hOW DiD that happen?simplicity complexity
  11. 11. hOW DiD that happen?lone genius co-creation
  12. 12. hOW DiD that happen?intellectual intellectualproperty commons
  13. 13. enter Open eDucatiOn
  14. 14. cOllabOratiOn sustainabilitycraft sOcial meDia respOnsibility interDisciplinarity cOnvergenceequality recOgnitiOn sharing innOvatiOn transparency generOsity Opennessusability entrepreneurialism
  15. 15. human centreDprOcess aWare (agile/lean/iterative)
  16. 16. human centreD prOcess aWare (agile/lean/iterative)usability, respOnsibility, sustainability, cOllabOrative, interDisciplinary
  17. 17. Openfree (as in speech)
  18. 18. Openfree (as in speech) transparency, Openness, sharing, sOcial meDia
  19. 19. grOWingfuture OrienteD
  20. 20. grOWingfuture OrienteD entrepreneurialism, sustainability, innOvatiOn
  21. 21. valuableinstills a sense Of priDe
  22. 22. valuableinstills a sense Of priDe craft, recOgnitiOn
  23. 23. i. Open Design schOOl as a mOvement schOOl Of thOught revOlutiOnary spirit
  24. 24. i. Open Design schOOl as a mOvement schOOl Of thOught revOlutiOnary spiritii. Open Design schOOl as a platfOrm virtual institutiOn cOmmunity
  25. 25. i. Open Design schOOl as a mOvement schOOl Of thOught revOlutiOnary spirit seek to influence the design community seek to influence academia seek to influence (prospective) students seek to influence funders
  26. 26. i. Open Design schOOl as a mOvement schOOl Of thOught revOlutiOnary spirit public voice (blogs, books, magazines, white papers, resources, conferences speaking)
  27. 27. ii. Open Design schOOl as a platfOrm virtual institutiOn cOmmunity
  28. 28. Online tool to encourage/enable self- education.ii. Open Design schOOl as a platfOrm virtual institutiOn cOmmunity
  29. 29. What if …learners can discover and pursue theirlearning aspirations through a scientificprofiling methodology.ahp* preferences action steps*analytic hierarchy process
  30. 30. What if …learners devise their own curriculumthrough suggested action steps and owniniatiative.ahp* preferences action steps*analytic hierarchy process
  31. 31. What if …curricula are crowd-sourced andvalidated through a communityreputation system.user suggested constantly evolvingtaxonomy and catalogue of learningaction steps outcomes
  32. 32. What if …learners can “check in” whenever theyengage with an educational resource(online and offline)conference talk bookmarkletblog post smartphone appOnline tutorial embedded buttonbooklecture…
  33. 33. What if …learners can “check in” whenever theyengage with an educational resource(online and offline)check in reflect on experience track engagement
  34. 34. What if …mentors can review progress, learnerscan become mentors themselves.credit score mentorship(engagementmeasure)
  35. 35. What if …certification is based on engagement andprocess, not on outcomes. they reflectlife-long learning.print, download, reputation lendingembed personal system with actualcertificates meaning
  36. 36. What if …membership is a statement.“i’m responsible for my learning, i take my education into my own hands.”
  37. 37. What if …membership is a statement. member Of the Open Design schOOl
  38. 38. tO summarisethe Open Design schOOlprovides aspiring designers with the toolsto pursue self-education more effectivelyprovides a reputation lending systembacked by educational valueendorses efforts to reform designeducation through public engagement

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