Understanding design culture from east to west: A transdisciplinary approach to teaching

Lisa Scharoun, Muge Belek Fialho Teixeira, Danny Hills, Frederico Fialho Teixeira,, Daphne Flynn, Raghu Gudur

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Design Culture surpasses disciplinary boundaries by providing transvergent methods to global matters. History shows that disciplinary education, based on local understandings, provides answers only to a fragment of wicked problems. Providing two transdisciplinary case studies, which include institutions in Turkey, Switzerland, Germany, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Australia. POSIAC (Perception of Space in Architecture and Culture) and ‘Inspired by Singapore: Co-Design for Healthy Ageing’ (Design and Nursing) both tackle design culture issues through transdisciplinary practice. This chapter provides a framework of transvergent design operations. Learning outcomes of global transdisciplinary education that feed on design bring together disciplines in novel ways. They provide the grounds for participants to take productive risks, as well as preparing them for real world experiences. The significance of this research lies in the depth of the case studies and their implementation in unique ways.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Design Education in Australia: Creating Transdisciplinary Futures
EditorsLisa Scharoun, Philip Crowther, Deanna Meth, Dean Brough, Lindy Osborne Burton, Muge Fialho Leandro Alves Teixeira
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherIntellect Ltd
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9781789387865, 9781789388671
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2023


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