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Collaboration and student engagement in design education

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posted on 2017-01-01, 00:00 authored by Richard TuckerRichard Tucker
One of the great paradoxes in design education is that undergraduate students are encouraged to study and model the behaviors and attitudes of famous designers, but without being aware that such esteemed individuals rarely work in isolation. The vast majority of designers work in teams, as part of both the conceptualization and production processes. Even 'design-auteurs' or 'artist-designers' must still interact with, respectively, clients, consultants and contractors, or patrons, curators and publishers. As a result of this, collaboration is widely considered an essential part of the design process and a critical skill for developing a career in the design industries. However, while design practitioners and the professional bodies that represent them acknowledge the importance of groups and teams, there has been a general reluctance (either an unwillingness or inability) to emphasize the importance or team processes, or em­bed the development of team skills, in undergraduate design curricula. There are many reasons for this situation existing, but we cannot underestimate the general attitude, implicit in much design education and promulgated through the design media, that creativity is an individual trait.

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Series

Advances in higher education and professional development

Pagination

1 - 411

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of publication

Hershey, P.A.

ISBN-13

9781522507277

ISBN-10

1522507272

Language

eng

Publication classification

A Book; A7 Edited book

Copyright notice

2017, IGI Global

Editor/Contributor(s)

R Tucker

Number of chapters

15

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