Designing, Conducting and Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Public Interest Integrated Design Studio

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Designing, Conducting and Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Public Interest Integrated Design Studio

Authors: Mohammad Saquib (Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India).
Issue: Vol 8, No 3 (2019)
Pages: 32-40
Section: Research Paper
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7492/IJAEC.2019.016
Citation: Mohammad Saquib (2019). "Designing, Conducting and Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Public Interest Integrated Design Studio." International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, 8(3), 32-40.
Publisher: International Association for Sustainable Development and Management (IASDM)
Abstract: The design studio has often been criticized for not keeping pace with the changing needs of the society and profession. Attempts to evolve alternative studio pedagogies to counter issues include concepts such as sustainability, computational thinking and social perspective to design. Public interest design (PID), advocates a socially conscious approach to design. The research aimed to develop a framework for the integration of the concept of PID in the conventional design studio, and measure its outcome through a mixed methods approach. A studio based on the designed framework was conducted for a single group in 2017 in the second year of the undergraduate course. Analysis of qualitative and quantitative data obtained from three different stakeholders i.e. students, faculty and users was performed through triangulation of data. The findings revealed that PID integrated design studio is effective in enhancing learning outcomes among students and making a worthwhile contribution in their immediate environments.
Keywords: PID, Public interest design, conventional design studio, design studio pedagogy, post occupancy evaluation
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