Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

3-2008

Journal or Book Title

Interior Design Educators Council 2008 Conference Presentations

First Page

179

Last Page

183

City

Montréal, QC, Canada

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present an application of a constructivist learning strategy for interior design students. In an upper level undergraduate seminar course, Technology and Design Thinking, students were asked to develop a digital learning tool that would assist them in the design studio. Entrepreneurial in nature, this class challenged students to think about an instructional technology tool/tutor/tutee application that they would want to use in the studio. What is lacking in the existing studio environment that might be also useful to their fellow classmates? Is there a niche that they might be able to fill that could help many people in their design thinking? This course required design students to integrate readings and discussions from educational psychology, instructional technology, and interior design education. Central to this project was a seminal work by Taylor (1980), which positioned the learner and computer relationship into one of three main categories—computer as tool, tutor, or tutee.

Copyright Owner

Interior Design Educators Council

Language

en

Date Available

2015-04-08

File Format

application/pdf

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