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Lessons for Industrial Designers to Engineer Desirability That They Don’t Teach You In Design Schools

Being the dean of a Design School is no easy job today. Design schools is struggling to serve three masters: to the student and the industry and to the society, the last one is a new one as designers generally have come to a consensus that design for social change is part of the design agenda.

 

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Serious Games as Mobile Learning At School

Students at Notre Dame High School in Sheffield will soon be enabled to use their personal mobile devices - including mobile phones - in the classroom and around the school. This radical move is the result of recognising that mobile devices have a role to play in the modern curriculum, says Paul Haigh, Notre Dame’s assistant head teacher, with a responsibility for specialisms and innovation.

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More on Self-organised Learning

Here's the next instalment in a 'slow conversation' with Seb Schmoller, which kicked off with my post Progressive austerity and self-organised learning, followed by a response from Seb. I think it's fair to say Seb is more cautious than me so far. He splashes a little cold water on my enthusiasm for things "lightweight" — pointing out that the institutional and technical infrastructure underpinning informal learning is far from lightweight — and worries that I underestimate the importance of accreditation. He's probably right. I'll come back to those points in a roundabout way in a bit.

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Progressive Austerity and Self-organised Learning

A month or so ago, my friend Guy, whose children are educated at home, treated me to one his occasional rants. "People know there's an Arms Lobby," he said, "so they're very wary about calls for more spending on Defence and question whose interests these serve. But there's an Education Lobby too, and it always wants more spent on educational initiatives and new technologies. Because it frames its proposals as Public Goods," he went on, "middle-class liberals find it harder to see through this hucksterism."

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Serious Games Conceptual Framework

Amri Yusoff, Richard Crowder, Lester Gilbert, and Gary Wills from the Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Research Group, School of Electronics and Computer Sciences, University of Southampton, UK, have recently presented their Conceptual Framework for Serious Games at the 2009 Ninth IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, held on 15 - 17 July 2009, in Riga, Latvia.

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Brands Will Learn by Doing. Get over It.

by: David Armano

What was my strategy when launching this blog? How about when I started using Twitter over two years ago when most people dismissed it as a fad, trend, and a tool for narcissistic individuals who wanted to tell the world what they had for lunch? My strategy?

I wanted to learn by doing.

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Toys to Tools: Serious Games Connecting Cell Phones to Education

by: Eliane Alhadeff

Once the scourge of classrooms, cell phones are now part of the lesson plan

Burr Snider reports that some forward-looking educators have begun to push the subversive idea that the high tech wizardry of mobile phones can be a powerful multipurpose mechanism for learning.

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Roughnecks Learn to Learn from Mistakes

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A Blueprint for Design Education 2.0

by: Design Translator

I often like to get myself into a spot of teaching, collaborating with and critiquing students. I find it enhances and consolidates what I have learned in my career in Design. I do recommend that designers, especially the senior ones, take some time off work to rub shoulders with people in a learning environment.

But I digress.

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Why Does China Copy Designs?

by: Design Translator

This post started as an interesting discussion in another post, when a Design Sojourn reader wondered why China suffers from this syndrome of copying product designs from the West. I’m no expert on this but having work with Designers and Vendors from China, as well as frequent trips there, I like to give my take on this issue.

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