LearnxDesign Conference 2015



Design Education Issues Action Research Study


A Design Education Issues Debate was held on Sunday, June 28, 2015 in Chicago at the LearnxDesign 2015 Conference. 


Debaters Philip Plowright, Peter Martin, and Teri Giobbia shared a focused conversation based on six key questions developed by LearnxDesign Conference organizers Robin VandeZande and Linda Keane alongside moderator Garreth Heidt. All conference delegates were invited to join the discussion by posting collective messages using ReMesh.org’s digital chat application. 



Workshop and Study Findings

Directly after the debate,
Doris Wells-Papanek and Garreth Heidt co-facilitated an action research workshop
where participating delegates were challenged to continue the debate dialogue that evolved during the keynote session. 


The following slide deck contains workshop content as well as several compelling insights into pathways to potential solutions to the issues raised.


For more information, here is a link to a complete transcription of the ideas and insights gathered during the Design Education Issues Action Research Workshop. 



Workshop References