• Microbriefs: Using design sprints in practice based education

Meron, Alon, Bofylatos, Spyros ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6743-2081, Williams, Alex, Gera, Krity ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9341-3124, Hashemi-Nezhad, Bahbak, Lohfert Wagner, Thomas and Choi, Christina, 2024, Conference or Workshop, Microbriefs: Using design sprints in practice based education at Cumulus Budapest 2024, Budapest, Hungary, 15-17 May 2024.

Abstract or Description:

This paper introduces an educational approach implemented within the Design Products MA programme of the Royal College of Art in London UK, focusing on enabling students to develop their personal practice around their values, concerns, and materialities. The approach integrates Kolb's experiential learning theory, design sprints, and the community of practice framework to foster hands-on problem-solving within set time frames, encourage collaboration, and facilitate reflective discussions. The 'Experimental Design' unit, building on the 'Locating Practice' unit, aims to broaden students' horizons through consecutive 'Microbriefs,' emphasizing trial and error to expand creative bandwidth and explore various design practices, materials, and technologies. The six Microbriefs undertaken during the curriculum explore themes such as self-portraiture, spatial design, communication, error, traditional meaning-making, and ethics in design.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
School or Centre: School of Design
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2024 15:26
Last Modified: 15 May 2024 08:38
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5802
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