Enhancing design learning using a digital repository

A. Wodehouse, H. Grierson, W. Ion, N.P. Juster, L. McGill

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Abstract

The process of design is context dependent and open-ended, and therefore does not revolve around a specific body of information or knowledge. The educational paradigm shift in the area of engineering design from teaching to coaching and the increased use of social constructivist learning ideals requires students to have access to as wide a range of information as possible. Digital resources provide an excellent opportunity for extending the range of information available to design students and to this end, as part of a joint research
program with Stanford University, the University of Strathclyde has developed a groupware product called LauLima to provide students with a collaborative environment which allows them to gather, organise, store and share information. This paper describes the improvement to design learning, based on a Design Knowledge Framework, in a 3rd year product design engineering project from session 03/04 to 04/05 which has been facilitated by the implementation of this technology.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005
EventInternational Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 05) - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 15 Aug 200518 Aug 2005

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 05)
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period15/08/0518/08/05

Keywords

  • design education
  • digital repository
  • design knowledge framework
  • design learning
  • product design

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