Design Culture in Fine Arts Studio Programs
Elizabeth Boling, Indiana University
 

Design Culture in a School of Architecture
Kennon Smith,
Indiana University

  Design Culture in Theatrical Production
Abbie Brown,
California State University, Fullerton
  From Outsider to Insider; My Journey in Art/Design Territory
Arvind Lodaya,
Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology
Bangalore, India
 

Instructional Technology, Art/Design and Production Theory
Ron Saito, California State University, Northridge

  Transitioning through 3 Design Cultures: Graphic Design, Film, and Television
Bob Appelman,
Indiana University
 

Design Cultures and Cultural Norms at IU: A reflection (PDF)
Eli Blevis,
Indiana University

 

Using “Radically Under-determined” Project Briefs in Interior Design Education
C. Thomas Mitchell, Indiana University

   
 
Design Cultures

A collection of short papers in response to an invitation from Elizabeth Boling, Indiana University.

Many of us within Instructional Design and Technology call ourselves designers, but the environment and the interactions in which we work do not seem to me to have much in common with other "design cultures" (architectural firms, design studios, theaters, film studios, and so on). What are those cultures like, and what might we need to consider changing if we are to see more of what we want from our students -- imagination, process orientation, self-awareness in design?

I hope to illuminate my thinking on this question partially and initially by collecting a set of reflections from several designers who do not work in IDT, or who have worked in design cultures outside IDT at some time. I requested concrete descriptions of the experience of working in a certain design culture, including some starter questions. What are the activities and expectations of people working in a certain area of design? What are the physical spaces like where people carry out design work? How do people interact with each other? What is considered the "bare necessity" in such an environment? Who has the cultural capital in those environments and how do they acquire it?

I hope these short papers will become a the basis of a conversation among instructional designers who are struggling to understand ourselves as designers, and particularly struggling to teach others who will become designers. If you have worked in a design culture outside IDT and want to contribute your description -- or if you want to write a short paper of your own to discuss what you read here, please feel free to send your piece to the IDT Record.

Design Culture in Fine Arts Studio Programs

Design Culture in a School of Architecture

Design Culture in Theatrical Production

From Outsider to Insider; My Journey in Art/Design Territory

Instructional Technology, Art/Design and Production Theory

Transitioning through 3 Design Cultures: Graphic Design, Film, and Television

Design Cultures and Cultural Norms at IU: A reflection (PDF)

Using “Radically Under-determined” Project Briefs in Interior Design Education

 
 
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