From bauhaus to design thinking and beyond: a comparison of two design educational schools

K. Thoring, R. M. Mueller, S. Giegler, P. Badke-Schaub

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Abstract

This paper compares two pioneering design educational approaches: the historic Bauhaus school founded in 1919 in Germany, and contemporary design thinking education, based on the example of the HPI School of Design Thinking. We compare both approaches according to six emerging categories: (1) curriculum, (2) multi-disciplinarity, (3) mind-set and culture, (4) study environment, (5) conditions for innovation, and (6) socio-economic context. We outline differences and similarities and discuss the possible impact for future design education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1815-1824
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event16th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 26 Oct 202029 Oct 2020

Keywords

  • Bauhaus
  • design education
  • design learning
  • design thinking

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