TEACHING DESIGN THEORY AND PRACTICE: A PARTICIPATORY JOURNEY
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Loi, D.
Section: DESIGN EDUCATION
Page(s): 659 - 664
This paper discusses through a case study the use of Participatory Design and Cultural Probes in teaching and learning activities. The paper is divided in four sections. The first provides a background to my teaching methodology and defines Participatory Design and Cultural Probes. The second overviews the case study. The third analyses the case study, discussing results and reflections and emphasising its role in unfolding a discourse on the identity of learned and taught methods and tools. The fourth provides key conclusions and an outline of future developments. This paper argues that the core value of the discussed activity is placed on the process (of learning, teaching and designing) rather than the specific outcome.