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OpenDesignStudio: virtual studio development over a decade

Lotz, Nicole; Jones, Derek and Holden, Georgina (2019). OpenDesignStudio: virtual studio development over a decade. In: Proceedings of the DRS LearnXdesign Conference 2019, 9-12 Jul 2019, Ankara.

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This paper presents a case study on OpenDesignStudio (ODS), an online, virtual design studio used to support a Design and Innovation qualification at The Open University (UK). The case presents the main design and development iterations ODS over a period of nearly 15 years and presents recent usage data of large-scale student populations (3000+ students). As such it is one of the largest and longest online, distance design studios, representing a unique longitudinal study of Virtual Design Studio use. The case highlights the importance of learning design, social learning mechanisms, and induction into studio culture.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords: Virtual Design Studio; Online Design Studio; Studio Pedagogy; Alternative design studio;
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
Item ID: 60115
Depositing User: Derek Jones
Date Deposited: 16 May 2019 07:31
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2019 11:44
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