Design Pedagogy explains why it is vital for design students that their education helps them construct a ’passport’ to enter the professional sphere. Recent research into design teaching has focused on its signature pedagogies, those elements which are particularly characteristic of the disciplines. Typically based on core design theory, enlivened by approaches imported to the area, such work has utility when it recognizes the visual language of designing, the media of representation used, and the practical realities of tackling design questions. Increasingly the 21st century sees these activities in a global context where the international language of the visual artefact is recognized. This book draws on recent work in these areas. It includes a number of chapters which are developed from work undertaken during the period of special funding for centres of teaching excellence in the UK up until 2010. Two of those in design have provided the basis for research and innovative developments reported on here. They have helped to enliven the environment for design pedagogy research in other establishments which are also included. Design students need support for the agile navigation through the design process. Learning experiences should develop students’ natural motivations and professionalise motivation to create a resilient, informed and sustainable capacity. This is the essence of ’transformative learning’. This collection explores how design education is, in itself, a passport to practice and showcases how some of the key developments in education use techniques related to collaboration, case studies and experience to motivate students, enable them to express their identity, reflect and learn.

chapter |14 pages


ByMike Tovey

part 1|52 pages

Setting the Scene

chapter 1|20 pages

Design Education Research: Its Context, Background and Approaches

ByEddie Norman

chapter 2|13 pages

Design Education as the Passport to Practice

ByMichael Tovey

chapter 3|16 pages

Designerly Thinking and Creativity

ByMichael Tovey

part 2|176 pages

Key Developments in Design Pedagogy

chapter 4|13 pages

Fostering Motivation in Undergraduate Design Education

BySteve Garner, Chris Evans

chapter 5|12 pages

Signature Pedagogies in Design

ByAlison Shreeve

chapter 8|15 pages

Industrial Design and Liminal Spaces

ByJane Osmond

chapter 9|30 pages

Developing Tools to Support Collaboration and Understanding during Industrial Design Practice

ByMark Evans, Ian Campbell, Eujin Pei

chapter 10|33 pages

The Use of Design Case Studies in Design Education

BySeymour Roworth-Stokes, Tim Ball

chapter 11|22 pages

Amplifying Learners' Voices through the Global Studio

ByAysar Ghassan, Erik Bohemia

chapter 12|6 pages


ByMichael Tovey