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TIN TIN, TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS AND WHISKEY: THE 'CULTURAL CAPITAL' OF DESIGN STUDENTS

TIN TIN, TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS AND WHISKEY: THE 'CULTURAL CAPITAL' OF DESIGN STUDENTS

Year: 2004

Section: HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN DESIGN WORKSHOP

Editor: Marjanovic D.

Author: Strickfaden M.

Section: HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN DESIGN WORKSHOP

Pages: 1493 - 1502

Abstract

Each individual inherently gathers and retains cultural information throughout their lives. This can be utilized as inspiration during the design process and even becomes embedded in designed artefacts. The value and meaning of cultural information in the design process is revealed by highlighting one case study that uses ethnographically oriented research techniques. ‘Cultural capital’ in design is investigated through the explicitly taught information and cultural references contributed by industrial design students and tutors at a university in the UK. The research findings are reported both quantitatively and qualitatively, and provide interesting and surprising snapshots into how cultural forces form and transform design.

Keywords: design culture, design education, design influence, experiental learning

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DESIGN 2004 - 8th International Design ConferenceDESIGN 2004 Conference is founded on the continuous development of organization and evaluation procedure that resulted in a capacity to deliver procedures and conditions of communicative competence. The conference in Dubrovnik will be the 8th International Design Conference, including the following topics: * Design research & Metodology * Supportive technologies * Industrial solutions * Design information systems & knowledge management * Multidisciplinary aspects of (& implications...

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