Dear Jude Chua Soo Meng
Last year we conducted two workshops on design education in conjunction with
a traveling exhibition on the HfG Ulm at Bangalore and Kolkatta. These were
titled Look Back Look Forward where we used the design pedagogy that was
developed at the HfG Ulm as a backdrop for discussing the state of design
education in India and to look forward to new and emerging concerns and
strategies. For this conference we had prepared an Interactive DVD that
included the HfG Ulm journals as well as papers from The National Institute
of Design which may be of interest to you in your current effort. My
colleagues and I are working on a more detailed documentation of the
proceedings which we will present in a published as soon as these are
completed, hopefully soon.
These papers and presentations can be downloaded from this link below as a
968MB interactive DVD that contains interlinked pdf fiiles through a common
The description of the events can be seen on my blog Design for India at
these links below:
With warm regards
M P Ranjan
from my iMac at home on the NID campus
23 September 2011 at 2.20 pm IST
*Prof M P Ranjan*
*Design Thinker and author of blog -
E8 Faculty Housing
National Institute of Design
Ahmedabad 380 007 India
Tel: (res) 91 79 26610054
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education blog: http://www.visible-information-india.blogspot.com
On 23 September 2011 13:08, CHUA Soo Meng Jude (PLS)
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> Dear friends
> I've written a paper that's working paper status on design and university
> education, and if you have comments for it--even if critical--you are very
> welcome to send them to me. Of course, if you have relevant papers that feed
> into this theme, do send them to me too.
> It's downloadable via the link below.
> Thanks much and please forgive the typos, and some references may still be
> missing. And it may need more work in terms of simplifying the text for
> Design in Education, Inclusive Design Research and the Idea of a University
> Jude Chua Soo Meng
> Questions about what design is, and whether design should have a place in
> education, are ultimately questions about what a University is. In this
> paper, I argue that 'design' which belongs to educational curriculums must
> be researched inclusively. Such inclusive design research will yield a
> science of design that crosses into the disciplines of ethics and of
> theology, and would imply that the latter should have a place in the
> University curriculum.
> National Institute of Education (Singapore) http://www.nie.edu.sg
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