Design education is concerned with learning theory and its applications in the design of artifacts that are essential to our society. Technologies have always played an important part in revolutionising design and design education. For example in architectural education historically institutes taught “descriptive geometry”, based on a Euclidean understanding of form and space. The revolution of the paper technology in the 15th century can be considered as the “application” that enabled “the intellectualisation of buildings”, leading the notion of architecture as it is currently understood. As an ongoing process, today the information and communication technologies have brought both new opportunities and challenges to design and design education, requiring us to address the new pedagogical approaches that employ these emerging design medium. Innovative approaches to design education have demonstrated the impact of these new technologies in terms of creating new ways of designing, new design contexts and possibilities, as well as new core skill sets.
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