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UK Design Interdisciplinary Team to present at Sigradi 2013

July 29, 2013   |   School

Professor Gregory Luhan, the Associate Dean for Research at the University of Kentucky College of Design and Robert Gregory, the Information Specialist at the University of Kentucky Institute of Research for Technology Development in the College of Engineering, developed a collaborative paper entitled "Across Disciplines: Triggering Frame Awareness in Design Education". This paper will be presented at the XVII Congreso de la Sociedad Iberoamericana de Grafica Digital Conference - Sigradi 2013, at the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso, Chile in November.
Luhan’s and Gregory’s paper examines the interactive exchanges and outcomes of their NSF-sponsored course entitled "Systems Thinking for Sustainability" that includes Engineering, Design, Business & Economics and Education faculty (Dusan Sekulic, Fazleena Badurdeen, Gregory Luhan, Margaret Schroeder, and Leslie Vincent) and interdisciplinary students who pursue team projects that address issues related to campus living. In the paper, relevant details of the research method and project work are used to form a translatable framework for others to learn, test, and adopt this approach to frame awareness in their home context as a means to develop a distinctive set of principles that represent their own individual methods of addressing design problems.
SIGraDi organizes a yearly Congress when the most recent and state of the art digital technologies and applications are presented and debated by international specialists. The 2013 Sigradi congress focuses on Knowledge-based Design and how Design Knowledge can be represented and manipulated within digital environments. The dialogue will focus on how knowledge is acquired through one's exposure to a large number of projects and establishes a set of patterns regarding organizations, techniques, procedures, heuristics, priorities and preferences.