Culture sensitive design education: The best of all worlds

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to discuss the importance of sensitivity for cultural aspects of design, in design education. This relates to the cultural context of the intended users, as well as to the cultural context of design students and design educators. In both cases sensitivity for cultural diversity is a prerequisite for a success.

The paper starts by framing what we mean with cultural diversity, emphasizing on the sensitivity of the topic itself, elaborating on the thin line between stereotyping and acknowledging patterns and nuances. Next, we describe our experiences with two design courses addressing specifically the cultural context in design (by the design brief) and in design education (by organising a design course in an international setting). The paper concludes on the themes that are relevant for cultural sensitivity
in design education, and reflects on the overall insights that need to be further developed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering and Production Design Education (E&PDE17)
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Community: Design Education for a Sustainable Future
EditorsArild Berg, Erik Bohemia, Lyndon Buck, Tore Gulden, Ahmed Kovacevic, Nenad Pavel
Place of PublicationGlasgow, United Kingdom
PublisherThe Design Society, IED
Pages643-648
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-904670-84-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventE&PDE 2017 The 19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Building Community: Design Education for a Sustainable Future - Oslo and Akershus University College, Oslo, Norway
Duration: 7 Sep 20178 Sep 2017
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Publication series

NameE&PDE
PublisherThe Design Society
NumberDS 88

Conference

ConferenceE&PDE 2017 The 19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education
CountryNorway
CityOslo
Period7/09/178/09/17
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Keywords

  • Design education
  • Cultural sensitiveity
  • design methods and tools

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    van Boeijen, A., Sonneveld, M., & Hao, C. (2017). Culture sensitive design education: The best of all worlds. In A. Berg, E. Bohemia, L. Buck, T. Gulden, A. Kovacevic, & N. Pavel (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering and Production Design Education (E&PDE17): Building Community: Design Education for a Sustainable Future (pp. 643-648). (E&PDE; No. DS 88). The Design Society, IED.