Mark O'Dwyer and Lissa Barnum
End of the Beginning: Complimentary educational perspectives in the collaborative design environment
The notion that designers only use systematic approaches to solve problems devoid of mystery or ‘felt’ processes, is outmoded by what contemporary theory now recognises as the application of ‘tacit’ knowledge – information not regularly stated, but gained in the practical field.
This paper combines the experience of two design practitioners working at opposite ends of the spectrum. Seemingly disparate, both share a common goal to build a collaborative educational framework for the applied design space.
One designer employs explicit, systematic business models to look at design problems, while the other, intrinsic and experiential modes, challenging prescriptive systems. Both ask questions of the design process, colliding and intersecting, but what is of interest, are the combinations and perspectives each uses to formulate a pedagogic paradigm.Download End of the Beginning: Complimentary educational perspectives in the collaborative design environment (528.95 KB)