Pulling It Together: A Pre-Comprehensive First-Year Project

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dc.contributor.author Heintz, Eirik en_US
dc.contributor.author Dougan, Brian
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-22T18:59:49Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-22T18:59:49Z
dc.date.issued 2008-03 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/29146
dc.description This presentation was part of the session : Pedagogy: Procedures, Scaffolds, Strategies, Tactics en_US
dc.description 24th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student en_US
dc.description.abstract In an effort to overcome a deficit in basic drawing, making and critical thinking skills that typify many students educational experience in the Middle East prior to entering design school, a four week project for first-year design students was developed to address the ideal mental condition described by John Dewey in How We Think. The project, Micro-Hybrid, was designed for students coming from an educational system where knowledge is often compartmentalized and memorization and recall seem to be the primary aim. The intention of the Micro-Hybrid was to provide an early opportunity to integrate the diverse skills required for an informed design process. This was accomplished by creating a final design project that drew directly on the semesters previous design exercises. The paper will outline how the Micro-Hybrid project is a means to analyze, explore, integrate and produce a product that acts as a veritable microcosm of a true design experience independent of discipline. en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 24NCBDS. Pedagogy: Procedures, Scaffolds, Strategies, Tactics en_US
dc.subject Design process en_US
dc.subject Middle East en_US
dc.subject Design studios en_US
dc.title Pulling It Together: A Pre-Comprehensive First-Year Project en_US
dc.type Proceedings en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename American University of Sharjah en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename Texas A & M University

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