Contributo para uma reflexão sobre estratégias metodológicas no ensino do design e a função do desenho em design

Contribution towards a reflection about methodological strategies in Design education and the function of drawing in Design [1]

Abstract: This work presents a reflection on Design education and specifically on the role of Drawing in this area. As a subject, Design has expanded its field of action expanding into new areas such as Experience Design or Service Design. It became necessary for the designer to have more than an education based on technological knowledge or know-how.

Many authors like Meredith Davis, Don Norman or Jamie Hobson point out the urgency to review the curricula of Design courses because nowadays “ … design is more than appearance, design is about interaction, about strategy and about services. Designers change social behavior” (Norman, 2011)

When shifting from a product-centered design to a person-centered design (in a structure, a service or in a relationship) what should the function of drawing in a design course be? What should its curriculum be?

Our work methodology will be to confront today’s perspectives on design theory and practice in an attempt to add to the discussion on the methodological strategies in design teaching in the contemporary context.

Keywords: Design; Drawing; Design Teaching


[1] This article is the result of an investigation carried out by the authors. It was presented in the 7th Ibero American Conference of University Teaching: Innovation and Quality in Teaching, Oporto – June 2012 (published in the Book of Proceedings); and in Matéria Prima Symposium – the Practice of Visual Arts in Basic and Secondary Schools, in FBAUL – July 2012 (published in the Book of Proceedings); and in CONFIA’12 – I International Conference on Illustration & Animation – December 2012 (published in the Book of Proceedings). It was accepted for publication in a magazine IMAGINAR, nº55.

Ano 2012
Tipo Publicação em Actas
Publicação Actas do CONFIA'12 – 1ª Conferência Internacional de Ilustração e Animação, 1
Páginas 543-554
Editora IPCA
Local Ofir: Portugal
ISBN / ISSN ISBN 978-85-62814-08-2