#VDEF21 Rama Gheerawo & Dr Melanie Flory: Creative leadership: beyond the computer.

So this is really a conversation of balance. The creative leadership model is about empathy, clarity, and creativity and the interplay between the three of those values, they change according to date, time pressure.

Balvir Nandra #VDEF21 – Twenty-first Century Art and Design Education: an artificial edifice.

Learn to engage in relevant reading to increase subject knowledge and broaden your mind in terms of detail and accuracy. Learn to investigate for more than one obvious source of something convenient like Google, for example, there are other search engines. Use multiple sources, including talking to people learn to question everything, starting with yourself, learn to be self critical without fear.

Design Education Talks ep. 68 – Justus Theinert

After graduating as Industrial Designer Justus Theinert carried out a one year field inquiry on “Methodology and didactics in European design education”, visiting the leading design schools in Europe. Later he participated as Research Fellow in the project “Design quality of engineer-buildings” at the University Stuttgart, investigating the phenomenon of Gestalt-quality in engineer buildings.

Design Education Talks Ep. 67 – Tony Edisson

“If students come in, not really motivated, if they’re a bit blase, if they’re not hungry for education, maybe if they don’t see a purpose in what they’re doing. They’ll achieve mediocre results, and they may not enjoy it as much as they would. And certainly the impact upon graduation, their impact in the workplace, isn’t going to be as impactful as it could, could and shouldn’t be. So yeah, it’s all well and good teaching skills. But I think changing mindsets, in higher education, developing confidence, self esteem, is really important as well. Because without that there’ll be a fear about experimenting, a theory about failing, which is essential especially in our our domains.”

Design Education Talks ep. 66 – Bradford Hansen-Smith

Bradford Hansen-Smith spent the first half of his life as a sculptor; then it changed. Inspired by the work of Buckminster Fuller he took ten years to educate himself in geometry and math seeing that it all goes back to the image we draw of the circle.

Design Education Talks ep. 65 – Andi Armitage

Andi is an Academic, Designer and PhD researcher, Andi has twenty years of extensive experience and knowledge of design in the UK HE sector holding positions as Senior Lecturer in Industrial Design, Product, Design Director of Postgraduate Studies Product Design & Management across institutions in Cheshire, Liverpool City Region, and Lancashire.

Design Education Talks ep. 64 – Eloise Parrack

Eloïse Parrack was born in Bethesda, USA and graduated with an MA in Sequential Design in 2006 from the University of Brighton. Eloïse has taught extensively within both further and higher art & design education within the UK.