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ITEM: Towards an Integrated Transformational Experience Model for Design Education

Abstract Individuals' experiences, environment, and education greatly impact their entire being. Similarly, a designer is affected by these elements, which impacts how, what and why they design. In order for design education to generate designers who are more socially aware problem solvers, that education must introduce complex social matters and not just design skills. Traditionally designers learned through apprenticing a master. Most design education has moved away from this traditional model and has begun incorporating a well-rounded program of study, yet there are still more improvements to be made. This research proposes a new Integrated Transformational Experience Model, ITEM, for design education which will be rooted in sustainability, c... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Wingate, Andrea Ruth (Author) / Takamura, John (Advisor) / Stamm, Jill (Committee member) / Bender, Diane (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Design / Education / cultural integration / design / disciplinary collaboration / education / social embeddedness / sustainability
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 129 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S.D. Design 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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