Emotional Awareness

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The ability to recognize and make sense of not just your own emotions, but also those of others at any time in the design process, e.g. when you review your own work, receive feedback from others and in collaborations.

Case Studies

  • Visualization + idea generation

    Visualization + idea generation

    Archana Surana ARCH College of Design, Foundation Course in Art / Design. A six-week module was fast tracked in two weeks. I made it into a collaborative project with a treasure hunt of talent in the neighborhood. Foundation level students had to present their understanding of the talents they had found in the neighborhood inContinue…

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  • Global Artisan

    Global Artisan

    Yvonne Watson Parsons School of Design, BFA Fashion Design I developed and teach a class called ‘Global Artisan’ (The alternative Supply Chain). Pre-pandemic I offered the students an opportunity for an in-field study experience. We worked together with a women’s’ textile cooperative in Cuso, Peru, with the aim to have the students support the co-opContinue…

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  • Fear & (C) loathing

    Fear & (C) loathing

    Ellen McCartney California Inst. of the Arts, BFA 1 Experience Design & Production Design Year 1 n a class titled Fear and (C)loathing, students explore five topics that trigger emotional reactions, and those responses are being expressed throughout the creation of a dress. The topics they explore are War and Sports, Biological and Artificial, Spiritual,Continue…

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  • Senses and Empathy

    Senses and Empathy

    Tarmo Karhu Turku University of Applied Sciences, Design Engineering, 1st year In a user-centered design course, students were given an exercise to better understand their experiences of different senses and develop their capacity for empathy. Students were being organized in three-person groups and instructed to plan and visualize a route that takes them around differentContinue…

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  • Stakeholder Mapping

    Stakeholder Mapping

    In a two-semester long capstone project students define, develop and deliver a full design project. Once students have defined the project aim, they are asked to identify all the stakeholders whose needs and interests must be considered in the research phase of the project.  This is often challenging for the  students as they have focusedContinue…

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