• Story/no story: A narrative design exercise for shared ways of seeing

Stevens, John, 2023, Conference or Workshop, Story/no story: A narrative design exercise for shared ways of seeing at 9th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’23), Valencia, Spain, 20-22 Jun 2023.

Abstract or Description:

A case example is presented of an innovative teaching and learning experience, devised somewhat emergently for a mixed class of 30 undergraduate design students in Beijing, China. It shares the benefits of a mash-up approach drawing on fundamentals of design practice translated into an intensive five-day observation-to-animation exercise, with unexpected learning value to students of three different design-related disciplines.

This paper outlines the instructions given, the process followed, the resulting designed outcomes, and student feedback gathered some three and a half years later. These testimonies evidence the lasting impact of this activity on the students despite its short duration, and specifically the value of observation, creative experiment, facilitating peer relationships, collaboration, and peer learning across the three disciplines. All of these elements were explicitly absent from other learning modules in their curriculum. The scenario provides a framework to inspire and guide similar collaborative activities across design disciplines.

Official URL: https://headconf.org
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography
Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
School or Centre: School of Design
Funders: Tsinghua University
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.4995/HEAd23.2023.16140
Uncontrolled Keywords: narrative design; observation; animation; interaction design; drawing; sensemaking; action learning
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2023 13:31
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2023 13:31
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5433
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