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Learning for the future knowing now: investigating design pedagogy in transition

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Snaddon, Bruce


Bruce is a Senior Lecturer teaching Communication Design at graduate and under-graduate levels in the Design Department, within the Faculty of Informatics and Design (FID) at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. It is within this environment that he sees his mission to build design curricula that are more awake and relevant to world change. He holds an MPhil in Education (UCT) with research interests in phenomenological approaches to teaching and learning in a design education environment. He represents his faculty in a number of forums that further the aims of design education that is contextual, meaningful and sustainable in the broader community. Bruce worked in the design and advertising industry in Cape Town and the UK for eleven years before pursuing a teaching career in 1995. He chaired the Cape Town Design Network for three years and has served as an active member of the steering committee since 2011. He recently served on the board for the Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 and continues to serve on several boards in academia and the public sector.

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Morrison, Andrew


Andrew Morrison is Director of the Centre for Design Research at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) in Norway and Professor of Interdisciplinary Design at the Institute of Design (IDE). As co-ordinator of research, Andrew takes part in and leads a range of design research projects. These cover Communication Design, dynamic interfaces and social media; RFID, mediation and activity; Service Design and innovation in leadership; electronic arts installation; narrative and mobile media; practice-based research/research by design; online research mediation and design research methods. Andrew also focuses on design writing, fiction and criticism.

He has been central to the ongoing redesign and teaching of the PhD school at AHO. He has supervised a dozen PhD students at AHO and others at the University of Oslo in design, media and education. Andrew is a member of the Research Committee and the Board of AHO. He was paper co-chair for Nordes 09, Engaging Artifacts, 3rd Nordic Design Research Conference (www.nordes.org) and been a board member of the Design research Society. He has published widely in journals, books and online and has a special research interest in online research mediation. He has edited and co-edited several collections of papers and chapters related to design and new media.

Formerly Andrew was an Associate Professor at the University of Oslo at the interdisciplinary research centre InterMedia where he led the Communication Design Group

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