Workshop session: How can social network sites support collaboration within product design education?

Ross Brisco, Ian Whitfield, Dorothy Evans, Lennart Fahnenmüller

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Abstract

In line with the conference theme of collaboration and cross-disciplinary, this workshop will discuss the role of social network sites in design education.

Social network sites are an everyday tool to communicate with friends and family. Students have adopted the technology not only in their social lives but also to facilitate their academic work. Studies have indicated that social network sites make it easier for students to share formal and informal information within group project work, and achieve more timely communication. From a pedagogical perspective, this raises interesting questions regarding how a team’s social dynamics could change when it comes to participating in group projects, how we can support and encourage students to use social network sites, as well as how appropriate our involvement is. Since these sites reflect a record of the communication, interaction and collaboration within the group, is it possible to use a student’s involvement in a social network environment as an evaluation of their performance?

If you interested in learning more about using social network sites to support collaboration, this workshop will act as an introduction to current and future use of the communication methods and can help you to understand how students today are utilising platforms such as Facebook and Twitter for effective design communication.

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period8/09/169/09/16

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Product design
Education
Students
Communication

Keywords

  • collaboration
  • computer supported collaborative design
  • project based learning
  • social network sites
  • product design education

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Brisco, R., Whitfield, I., Evans, D., & Fahnenmüller, L. (2016). Workshop session: How can social network sites support collaboration within product design education?. 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, Aalborg, Denmark.
Brisco, Ross ; Whitfield, Ian ; Evans, Dorothy ; Fahnenmüller, Lennart . / Workshop session : How can social network sites support collaboration within product design education?. 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, Aalborg, Denmark.
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Brisco, R, Whitfield, I, Evans, D & Fahnenmüller, L 2016, 'Workshop session: How can social network sites support collaboration within product design education?' 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, Aalborg, Denmark, 8/09/16 - 9/09/16, .

Workshop session : How can social network sites support collaboration within product design education? / Brisco, Ross; Whitfield, Ian; Evans, Dorothy; Fahnenmüller, Lennart .

2016. 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, Aalborg, Denmark.

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Brisco R, Whitfield I, Evans D, Fahnenmüller L. Workshop session: How can social network sites support collaboration within product design education?. 2016. 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, Aalborg, Denmark.