LearnXDesign - The 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers
June 28 - July 1, 2015 Chicago, IL, USA
This third DRS/CUMULUS conference was entitled LearnXDesign. Hosted by the School of Art Institute of Chicago, it had an ambitious range of topics from theoretical research to practical application. The assumption was that, at a career level, the intention in the study of design is to create a well-crafted, aesthetic fit of form to function, materials, and tools. We can interpret each designed product in terms of a narrative about the culture from which it evolved, about the person who produced it, and the values and practices of both. Design academics who have engaged in scholarship and research to develop theories and principles about learning have the opportunity to present their work at the event. For many the classroom can be a laboratory in which they test and validate new approaches and thus extend policy and practice.