DesignEd Asia Conference 2014 (BODW 2014)


Opening Keynote
Tony Fry
Visiting Scholar, University of Cincinnati/ the United States & Adjunct Professor, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University/ Australia

Topic: Design in Time

Demian Horst
Programme Director, MA Transportation Design Institution, Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University/ Sweden

Topic: Designed in Umeå - The Next Chapters

Ilpo Koskinen
Professor, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University/ Hong Kong

Topic: Things on Paper: on Theoretical Design

Jo Lau Yuk-lan
Lecturer, Department of Fashion & Image Design, Hong Kong Design Institute/ Hong Kong

Topic: Experiential Learning for Sustainable Design

Lou Yongqi
Dean, College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University/ P.R.China & Vice President, CUMULUS

Topic: Changing Design Education for Innovation: A 3D "T-shaped" Design Education Framework

Thomas L. Magnanti
President, Singapore University of Technology and Design/ Singapore & Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/ the United States

Topic: Educating Technology-Grounded Leaders for Design-Driven Innovation

Cilla Robach
Principal, Beckmans College of Design/ Sweden

Topic: Preparing Designers for the Creative Society

Clemens Thornquist
Professor, Fashion Design, Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås/ Sweden

Topic: The Significance of Basic Research in Design Education

Dean, Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology/ The Netherlands

Topic: Design Guide in a MOOC and a BOOK

ACTION! – Doing Design Education
We must do in order to learn, just as we must learn in order to do.
Designers are doers. Beyond the “skills” and “knowledge” of the respective design disciplines, design education needs to prepare students with the tactical and interpersonal capacity to navigate the world in which they are designing and construct the positive change that they are envisioning. Learning designerly ways of acting in the world involves developing positive habits, honing tacit knowledge and rehearsing ways of conscious action through modes of teaching and learning that transcend traditional “classroom” and “studio” modes of learning.