Faculty of Design instructors to share research presented at UK conference

 

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 4:00am

On Thursday, March 19, 2015, OCAD University Faculty of Design members Nancy Snow and Saskia van Kampen will share their experiences with and insights into the integration of writing in the design process. This talk will be based on a paper Nancy and Saskia presented at the Designing Critical Messages Symposium, recently held at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom.

Titled Learning through and from Process: Studying the Benefits of Reflective Studio Practice, Nancy and Sakia’s paper described a framework developed for a study underway at OCAD U in Communication Design 2. This research project – a collaboration among Nancy, Saskia and Emilie Brancato (ELL Specialist, Writing and Learning Centre) – examines whether a more holistic inclusion of writing in the design process can help students engage more critically with their making and help them to conduct more purposeful critiquing of their peers’ work. Nancy, Saskia and Emilie are documenting students’ perceptions of themselves as writers and makers as they embark upon theoretical and empirical research, peer-to-peer criticism and self-reflection. The project is part of OCAD U’s Writing Across the Curriculum initiative.

When: Thursday, March 19, 2015 (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)

Where: Sharp Centre for Design, Room 530, 100 McCaul St.

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 4:00am

On Thursday, March 19, 2015, OCAD University Faculty of Design members Nancy Snow and Saskia van Kampen will share their experiences with and insights into the integration of writing in the design process. This talk will be based on a paper Nancy and Saskia presented at the Designing Critical Messages Symposium, recently held at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom.

Titled Learning through and from Process: Studying the Benefits of Reflective Studio Practice, Nancy and Sakia’s paper described a framework developed for a study underway at OCAD U in Communication Design 2. This research project – a collaboration among Nancy, Saskia and Emilie Brancato (ELL Specialist, Writing and Learning Centre) – examines whether a more holistic inclusion of writing in the design process can help students engage more critically with their making and help them to conduct more purposeful critiquing of their peers’ work. Nancy, Saskia and Emilie are documenting students’ perceptions of themselves as writers and makers as they embark upon theoretical and empirical research, peer-to-peer criticism and self-reflection. The project is part of OCAD U’s Writing Across the Curriculum initiative.

When: Thursday, March 19, 2015 (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)

Where: Sharp Centre for Design, Room 530, 100 McCaul St.