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Leonel Fred Ador
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Design Acumen and Creative Concepts

I would like to know the strategy of educators in teaching students about taste for design, or design acumen. The way how will educators know that a particular design is better than the other. furthermore, what are the techniques educators are using in teaching design concepts and boosting creativity of the students.

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Ahmed Ali Moselhi

Posted on 2/7/14 8:29:03 PM Permalink

before starting, sure we are talking about academic course takes 1 semester, and you are planning 1 of classes and and your question about student fostering for creativity and monitor their performance: - you need to be clear about your lesson objective and articulate the message in a simple way. - start by showing samples with different criteria to warm up their imagination. - surprise them with a interesting task (always shock is working) and write a clear requirements. - monitor their sketches and make influences by brainstorming, telling them enlightening words and ask questions. - orient their concept mapping, they still beginner. - ask them to show their work and open a positive critic discussion...

for Aesthetic; based on your evaluation criteria you compare student outcome with latest high levels standards of outcomes. then grading your projects from bottom to the same level during the semester

carolyn brown

Posted on 11/3/13 4:19:21 PM Permalink

Even "a distinction is made between appropriate and inappropriate, simple and complex, suitable to this target audience or that audience" is difficult to teach. The most important thing here is "target audience". You have really understand what that is in order to design effectively. But there are very few design classes that address this issue. Too much time is spent on learning software tools and design theory, both or which are heavily influenced by a specific "target."

Rajesh Krishnan

Posted on 11/1/13 2:45:33 AM Permalink

Unable to edit the typo error.

This statement 'Teaching prospective leaders in design id not an one way street.' is to be read as 'Teaching prospective leaders in design is not an one way street.'

Rajesh Krishnan

Posted on 11/1/13 2:39:30 AM Permalink

Hi Leonel,

A couple of pointers here. When it comes to design, it is rarely classified as good or bad, a distinction is made between appropriate and inappropriate, simple and complex, suitable to this target audience or that audience. It is the right mix and match.

Teaching prospective leaders in design id not an one way street. Genuine enthusiasm and firmly grounded in the basics are mandatory in enhancing creativity. Techniques and technologies will evolve and may change drastically, but not at the speed of light and at the cost of fundamentals of design theory.

Good interpersonal skills adds up to the ambience.

Please add to my thoughts.

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