The Globally Distributed Design Studio (GDDS) was developed as a course in which students could practice virtual collaboration and designer-client interaction. Geographical distance was used to provide students with an experiential learning environment to prepare them for collaboration in a distributed product development process. The GDDS course was established between three universities. The results of a mid-term course evaluation show that most of the students found it an interesting and motivating experience and felt they had improved their skills for virtual teamwork and designer-client communication. In terms of the student feedback, the course can be seen as successful even more so for collaboration across greater distance.
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||Shaping the Future: the 9th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (EPDE) - Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne|
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …
|Conference||Shaping the Future: the 9th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (EPDE)|
|Period||1/01/07 → …|