Overcoming the challenges of global collaboration through design education

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Abstract

The challenges of integrating technology in global design classes have been published in the literature, but it is unclear if this knowledge makes its way back to the classroom. This paper investigates knowledge transfer by documenting the results of four workshops across two institutions and two distributed design classes. Participants were asked to identify the challenges of distributed design, the functionality of technologies to overcome the challenges and guidance on how best to perform distributed design to best help future students. 17 challenges, 10 functionalities and 8 guidelines were developed. The identification of challenges, functionalities and subsequent guidance created can be utilised to assist future students and educators of distributed design. Analysis of gaps in the knowledge identify where theories have not been transferred from literature to the classroom and will help to identify how best to fill the gaps in knowledge. The workshops also present a novel way to engage students in analysing their own collaborative work practices.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education
Subtitle of host publicationTowards a New Innovation Landscape
EditorsErik Bohemia, Ahmed Kovacevic, Lyndon Buck, Ross Brisco, Dorothy Evans, Hilary Grierson, William Ion, Robert Ian Whitfield
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2019
Event21st International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Sep 201913 Sep 2019
https://epde.info/epde2019/

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education
Abbreviated titleEPDE 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period11/09/1913/09/19
Internet address

Fingerprint

Education
Students
Technical presentations

Keywords

  • collaborative design
  • engineering design
  • design education
  • project based learning

Cite this

Brisco, R., Whitfield, R. I., Grierson, H., & Bohemia, E. (2019). Overcoming the challenges of global collaboration through design education. In E. Bohemia, A. Kovacevic, L. Buck, R. Brisco, D. Evans, H. Grierson, W. Ion, ... R. I. Whitfield (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Towards a New Innovation Landscape Glasgow. https://doi.org/10.35199/epde2019.73
Brisco, Ross ; Whitfield, Robert Ian ; Grierson, Hilary ; Bohemia, Erik. / Overcoming the challenges of global collaboration through design education. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Towards a New Innovation Landscape. editor / Erik Bohemia ; Ahmed Kovacevic ; Lyndon Buck ; Ross Brisco ; Dorothy Evans ; Hilary Grierson ; William Ion ; Robert Ian Whitfield. Glasgow, 2019.
@inproceedings{131ac9430d964581bf527523a48cb84d,
title = "Overcoming the challenges of global collaboration through design education",
abstract = "The challenges of integrating technology in global design classes have been published in the literature, but it is unclear if this knowledge makes its way back to the classroom. This paper investigates knowledge transfer by documenting the results of four workshops across two institutions and two distributed design classes. Participants were asked to identify the challenges of distributed design, the functionality of technologies to overcome the challenges and guidance on how best to perform distributed design to best help future students. 17 challenges, 10 functionalities and 8 guidelines were developed. The identification of challenges, functionalities and subsequent guidance created can be utilised to assist future students and educators of distributed design. Analysis of gaps in the knowledge identify where theories have not been transferred from literature to the classroom and will help to identify how best to fill the gaps in knowledge. The workshops also present a novel way to engage students in analysing their own collaborative work practices.",
keywords = "collaborative design, engineering design, design education, project based learning",
author = "Ross Brisco and Whitfield, {Robert Ian} and Hilary Grierson and Erik Bohemia",
year = "2019",
month = "9",
day = "12",
doi = "10.35199/epde2019.73",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781912254057",
editor = "Erik Bohemia and Ahmed Kovacevic and Lyndon Buck and Ross Brisco and Dorothy Evans and Hilary Grierson and William Ion and Whitfield, {Robert Ian}",
booktitle = "Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education",

}

Brisco, R, Whitfield, RI, Grierson, H & Bohemia, E 2019, Overcoming the challenges of global collaboration through design education. in E Bohemia, A Kovacevic, L Buck, R Brisco, D Evans, H Grierson, W Ion & RI Whitfield (eds), Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Towards a New Innovation Landscape. Glasgow, 21st International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 11/09/19. https://doi.org/10.35199/epde2019.73

Overcoming the challenges of global collaboration through design education. / Brisco, Ross; Whitfield, Robert Ian; Grierson, Hilary; Bohemia, Erik.

Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Towards a New Innovation Landscape. ed. / Erik Bohemia; Ahmed Kovacevic; Lyndon Buck; Ross Brisco; Dorothy Evans; Hilary Grierson; William Ion; Robert Ian Whitfield. Glasgow, 2019.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

TY - GEN

T1 - Overcoming the challenges of global collaboration through design education

AU - Brisco, Ross

AU - Whitfield, Robert Ian

AU - Grierson, Hilary

AU - Bohemia, Erik

PY - 2019/9/12

Y1 - 2019/9/12

N2 - The challenges of integrating technology in global design classes have been published in the literature, but it is unclear if this knowledge makes its way back to the classroom. This paper investigates knowledge transfer by documenting the results of four workshops across two institutions and two distributed design classes. Participants were asked to identify the challenges of distributed design, the functionality of technologies to overcome the challenges and guidance on how best to perform distributed design to best help future students. 17 challenges, 10 functionalities and 8 guidelines were developed. The identification of challenges, functionalities and subsequent guidance created can be utilised to assist future students and educators of distributed design. Analysis of gaps in the knowledge identify where theories have not been transferred from literature to the classroom and will help to identify how best to fill the gaps in knowledge. The workshops also present a novel way to engage students in analysing their own collaborative work practices.

AB - The challenges of integrating technology in global design classes have been published in the literature, but it is unclear if this knowledge makes its way back to the classroom. This paper investigates knowledge transfer by documenting the results of four workshops across two institutions and two distributed design classes. Participants were asked to identify the challenges of distributed design, the functionality of technologies to overcome the challenges and guidance on how best to perform distributed design to best help future students. 17 challenges, 10 functionalities and 8 guidelines were developed. The identification of challenges, functionalities and subsequent guidance created can be utilised to assist future students and educators of distributed design. Analysis of gaps in the knowledge identify where theories have not been transferred from literature to the classroom and will help to identify how best to fill the gaps in knowledge. The workshops also present a novel way to engage students in analysing their own collaborative work practices.

KW - collaborative design

KW - engineering design

KW - design education

KW - project based learning

UR - https://epde.info/epde2019/

U2 - 10.35199/epde2019.73

DO - 10.35199/epde2019.73

M3 - Conference contribution book

SN - 9781912254057

BT - Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education

A2 - Bohemia, Erik

A2 - Kovacevic, Ahmed

A2 - Buck, Lyndon

A2 - Brisco, Ross

A2 - Evans, Dorothy

A2 - Grierson, Hilary

A2 - Ion, William

A2 - Whitfield, Robert Ian

CY - Glasgow

ER -

Brisco R, Whitfield RI, Grierson H, Bohemia E. Overcoming the challenges of global collaboration through design education. In Bohemia E, Kovacevic A, Buck L, Brisco R, Evans D, Grierson H, Ion W, Whitfield RI, editors, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Towards a New Innovation Landscape. Glasgow. 2019 https://doi.org/10.35199/epde2019.73