Track 07. INTERCULTURAL COLLABORATION IN DESIGN EDUCATION

Co-chairs

 

 

 

Yasuko Takayama, Dr., Department of Design, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture, Japan.

A. Can Özcan, Dr., Department of Industrial Design, İzmir University of Economics, Turkey.

The ability to work effectively in a global environment has become essential for designers in the current workplace. Educational institutions need to nurture student skills not only from a design skills perspective that takes into consideration a broad worldview, but also from an intercultural perspective that incorporates the necessary communication skills, cultural sensitivities and flexibility. Design schools around the world have been collaborating through international events such as design workshops, summer schools, or design projects for the generation of solutions developed by intercultural student teams. Since 2014, we have been conducting the annual series of International Collaboration Workshops between Turkey and Japan. In addition to the aforementioned educational objectives, these workshops have proven to be beneficial for the instructors regarding the management of the differences in educational approaches and cultural traditions between the participating countries. It also provided the instructors with the opportunity to conduct joint research. Furthermore, the design solutions developed by the intercultural student teams have attracted the attention of local industries. Based on these arguments and experiences, we suggest that in situ intercultural collaboration has significant benefits and implications for design education, research and practice. We expect to uncover further insights through your experiences concerning international or intercultural collaborations in design education. This track would like to explore, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • International collaboration in design education
  • Intercultural design student teams
  • International workshops, summer schools, projects, etc.
  • Intercultural management

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