The Design Postgraduate Journeyman: Mapping the relationship between design thinking and doing with skills acquisition for skilful practice

Robert Young, Kathryn McKelvey, Liz MacLarty

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Abstract

The relationship between knowing, doing and skillful practice resonate in industry and design education. The connection between creativity, design and successful innovation practices in industry has been debated much recently, heightened by realization in academe and governments that 'we need a different way of thinking and doing if we are to live well and prosper in the future' This paper addresses the question; how to understand more about the relationship of design thinking and doing with learning. It describes research to correlate design knowledge and skill with the pedagogy of skilful practice, thereby supporting pedagogical theory for the design practitioner learner. The research correlates Sennett's review of craftsmanship as skillful thinking and doing, with Dreyfus and dreyfus's model of mental activitiesin the transition of novice to masterful states of skilful practice. It concludes by illustrating the critical transition points to inform educational practice.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2009
EventInternational Association of Societies of Design Research 2009 Conference - Seoul, Korea
Duration: 18 Oct 2009 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Association of Societies of Design Research 2009 Conference
Period18/10/09 → …

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