Publications

International Journal of Art & Design Education

Creating New Identities in Design Education

Volume 26.3   2007

MENDOZA, HANNAH ROSE; BERNASCONI, CLAUDIA and MACDONALD, NORA M

 

An international education opportunity has been created for design students at West Virginia University. This experience is unique because it takes an interdisciplinary approach to design that exposes students to the idea of a larger design methodology common to design professions. Students take core courses with students from a variety of design fields, including interior design, fashion design, fashion merchandising, landscape architecture, art, and graphic design. Through this interaction, students gain an understanding of the interrelationships among design fields, learn to appreciate new perspectives, and begin to appreciate the place of their field as part of the design community as a whole.