The Asia Pacific Design Library is a 21st century library advocating for innovation, experimentation and play through design. We believe that no knowledge exists in isolation and that every idea, thought, or position has an origin, and often this origin exists in the ideas, thoughts and positions of others.
The Asia Pacific design community is invited to author articles that inspire designers, educators and learners to make the most of design. We especially welcome articles that include design-related educational content including documentation of design thinking in the classroom that builds the capabilities of successful and creative 21st century citizens. Our Design Thinking methodology can be used within existing education and learning benchmarks and consists of the following phases:
Inquire: exercises related to research, identifying / defining a problem, developing background understanding, and setting objectives.
Ideate: exercises related to brainstorming, generating ideas and solutions to the problem, experimentation and play.
Implement: exercises related to testing developed ideas, prototyping and communicating an end result.
Further reading about our Design Thinking methodology:
- Wright, Natalie, Davis, Rebekah M., & Bucolo, Sam(2013) Knowledge economy market development mapping study. Queensland University of Technology and Arts Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.
- Duell, Christian, Wright, Natalie, & Roxburgh, Joanna (2014) Developing ‘design minds’ for the 21st century through a public sector initiated online design education platform.Design and Technology Education : an International Journal, 19(1), pp. 62-74.
- Wright, Natalie & Davis, Rebekah (2014) Educating the creative citizen : design education programs in the knowledge economy. Techne Series : Research in Sloyd Education and Craft Science A, 21(2), pp. 42-61.
- Wright, Natalie (2015) Design: Our future. Journal of Industrial Technology & Design Teachers’ Association of Queensland, 56(3), pp. 22-26.
Once your contribution is complete simply email it to the Asia Pacific Design Library for consideration to be published live on the site. Articles are assessed based on the following content significance criteria:
- Relevance to the Asia Pacific
- Contemporary value (is the idea connected to the present or future tense)
- Community and broader social benefit
- Degree of innovation and thought based around design education
If your article demonstrates strength in a balance of these areas it will be accepted for inclusion and you will form part of the expanding knowledge bank of Design related knowledge.
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