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Volume 2009, Issue 15, 2009
Source: Image & Text : a Journal for Design 2009, pp 3 –5 (2009)More Less
Since its inception 18 years ago, the most prominent event on the agenda of the Design Education Forum of Southern Africa (DEFSA) has been an annual conference. A selection of six edited papers from the Forum's recent conference held in November 2009, entitled Opening gates between and beyond design disciplines, is featured in this edition of Image & Text . The selected papers are also available on the Forum's website where they are published as part of the complete set of conference proceedings. Although the conference theme covered a fairly broad terrain, the six selected papers specifically demonstrate how tertiary design education in South Africa has responded, and is responding, to changes brought about by revised national education policies, social imperatives and new opportunities. These responses are positioned within the characteristics and constraints of specific educational environments.
Author Amanda BreytenbachSource: Image & Text : a Journal for Design 2009, pp 6 –19 (2009)More Less
This article reflects on the role played by the Design Education Forum of Southern Africa (DEFSA) over the past 18 years, particularly with regard to tertiary design education. It also presents projections on the future role of DEFSA based on current circumstances and expectations.
Author Mary DukerSource: Image & Text : a Journal for Design 2009, pp 20 –29 (2009)More Less
The call has gone out from government for educational transformation. At institutional level there are laudable activities: units have been established, policies are emerging, and colloquiums are held. Academics are required to play an active role in transforming educational practices within their disciplines, but in my experience, there is a dearth of explicitness as to what is actually expected.
Creative industries, creative solutions : developments in a work-integrated learning project in DurbanSource: Image & Text : a Journal for Design 2009, pp 30 –39 (2009)More Less
The 'Creative Industries, Creative Solutions' Research Project is a collaboration between the Graphic Design Programme in the Department of Visual Communication Design (DVCD) at the Durban University of Technology (DUT), South Africa; and the 'Continuum' unit of the University of East London (UEL), United Kingdom, which focuses on access and widening participation in tertiary education. The British Council has funded the project through their Educational Partnerships in Africa (EPA) programme. The Project aims to set up a working graphic design studio within the Graphic Design Programme as a means of widening participation and developing work-integrated learning (WIL) elements in the courses offered by DVCD. In this studio, students will experience the commercial process from briefing to production, including financial processes, in a protected and mentored environment.
Towards an educational strategy for promoting social, environmental and ethical awareness in visual communication educationSource: Image & Text : a Journal for Design 2009, pp 40 –53 (2009)More Less
Source: Image & Text : a Journal for Design 2009, pp 54 –65 (2009)More Less
The purpose of this article is to report on and discuss a course for National Diploma students recently introduced by the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg. The Faculty has diverse departments including Architecture, Fine Arts and six design departments, namely, Multimedia Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Jewellery Design and Interior Design. After years of being housed in geographically dispersed locations, the Faculty recently relocated to one building, and is in the process of consolidating and rationalising its teaching programmes. One area of rationalisation has been modules in the history and theory of art and design, which have been reworked to provide a single offering to which most departments could subscribe. The course, titled Contextual Studies, consists of year modules to be phased in across three years from 2009 onward.
Source: Image & Text : a Journal for Design 2009, pp 66 –78 (2009)More Less
Design is known to be an interdisciplinary field, and design activities and outcomes are developed in conjunction with (as well as used in) many other disciplines, including management, marketing and entertainment. Moving the concept of design beyond the design discipline itself creates exciting new challenges and opportunities, not only for the various other disciplines involved, but also for design education. The idea for this paper was incubated in a post-graduate classroom environment during an interdisciplinary design elective. Within the current academic environment, it is not strange to have students from diverse disciplines such as management, theology, engineering and publishing studying the same subject matter (and sitting in the same class). This paper therefore finds it fitting to explore conceptually the potential of design thinking in the (seemingly) unrelated discipline of Operations Research / Management Science (OR/MS).