Category Archives: Teaching

Supervising design research at the intersection of technology, science, and society

With the growing number of cross-disciplinary programs and the active role of design in complex challenges, design theses are increasingly focusing on the intersection of multiple domains, rather than only investigating design related questions. Only in the last year, my

Supervising design research at the intersection of technology, science, and society

With the growing number of cross-disciplinary programs and the active role of design in complex challenges, design theses are increasingly focusing on the intersection of multiple domains, rather than only investigating design related questions. Only in the last year, my

An heutagogical approach for design education

Teaching has changed considerably in the last 20 years, and even at a faster pace in the last five. One of the most noticeable changes I have experienced is students’ attitude towards learning. Before most of the students chose to

An heutagogical approach for design education

Teaching has changed considerably in the last 20 years, and even at a faster pace in the last five. One of the most noticeable changes I have experienced is students’ attitude towards learning. Before most of the students chose to

Maybe you don’t need interviews

The use of research in design has increased dramatically in the last ten years. Nowadays, most design programs include research as part of the curricula, and courses about design research have also become common. However, research in design has also

Maybe you don’t need interviews

The use of research in design has increased dramatically in the last ten years. Nowadays, most design programs include research as part of the curricula, and courses about design research have also become common. However, research in design has also

Advanced design research workshop for design educators

Once again, this week I’m in Spain teaching a workshop on design research to art and design educators. This time I’m in the Generalitat Valenciana to teach at the Escuelas de Arte y Superior de Diseño in Orihuela and in

Advanced design research workshop for design educators

Once again, this week I’m in Spain teaching a workshop on design research to art and design educators. This time I’m in the Generalitat Valenciana to teach at the Escuelas de Arte y Superior de Diseño in Orihuela and in

Design Education 3.0: Understanding how to implement heutagogy

As a heutagogical design educator, most of my classes encourage the core elements of self-determined learning by using experiential techniques and hands-on exercises, stimulating dialogue, facilitating collaboration and supporting self-reflection. As much as possible, I tailor each class and exercise

Design Education 3.0: Understanding how to implement heutagogy

As a heutagogical design educator, most of my classes encourage the core elements of self-determined learning by using experiential techniques and hands-on exercises, stimulating dialogue, facilitating collaboration and supporting self-reflection. As much as possible, I tailor each class and exercise

Creativity ≠ Design

Me: My Creativity + Science course is going really well.Colleague: That’s great; so, you are teaching them design, right? Me: No, the class is about creative thinking, not about design at all.Colleague: Ah… but…are these different things? The fact that

Creativity ≠ Design

Me: My Creativity + Science course is going really well.Colleague: That’s great; so, you are teaching them design, right? Me: No, the class is about creative thinking, not about design at all.Colleague: Ah… but…are these different things? The fact that

Creativity + Science: Understanding the role of problem statements

Last week we arrived at the end of the Creativity + Science course with the final project presentations. This cohort created strong and visually engaging presentations, and did an excellent job communicating their research goals and ideas. Interestingly, some of

Creativity + Science: Understanding the role of problem statements

Last week we arrived at the end of the Creativity + Science course with the final project presentations. This cohort created strong and visually engaging presentations, and did an excellent job communicating their research goals and ideas. Interestingly, some of

Book launch event: A conversation with the authors

Join us next Monday Dec 13th to get a glimpse into the mind of pioneering information designer Will Burtin at this special online book launch event. In our new book, Communicating Knowledge Visually: Will Burtin’s Scientific Approach to Information Design, we

Book launch event: A conversation with the authors

Join us next Monday Dec 13th to get a glimpse into the mind of pioneering information designer Will Burtin at this special online book launch event. In our new book, Communicating Knowledge Visually: Will Burtin’s Scientific Approach to Information Design, we

Creativity + Science: Understanding students’ barriers

After a successful and very rewarding first experience, I’m teaching again the Creativity + Science course for science PhD students. This semester, due to high demand, we expanded enrollment to all universities in Argentina, rather than limiting it to students

Creativity + Science: Understanding students’ barriers

After a successful and very rewarding first experience, I’m teaching again the Creativity + Science course for science PhD students. This semester, due to high demand, we expanded enrollment to all universities in Argentina, rather than limiting it to students

Learn about a scientific approach to information design with my new book

“The book will surely appeal to both educators and practicing information designers. It addresses very contemporary issues in design practice and studies, such as a holistic view of the discipline, the notion of human-centered design, and the nature of information

Learn about a scientific approach to information design with my new book

“The book will surely appeal to both educators and practicing information designers. It addresses very contemporary issues in design practice and studies, such as a holistic view of the discipline, the notion of human-centered design, and the nature of information