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Internet platform for teaching and learning basics of design

Project ID: 4060

Project Leader

Prof. Jimmy Schmid
Hochschule der Künste Bern HKB
Berner Fachhochschule
Fellerstrasse 11
3027 Bern

Project Coordinator

Project Partners

Martin Wiedmer
HGK Basel, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
Lic. Phil. Eva Gerber
HGK Luzern, Fachhochschule Zentralschweiz
Jacqueline Otten
HGK Zürich, Zürcher Fachhochschule
Ralph Michel
Swiss Design Network


For the teaching of design, the didactical use of multimedia content and digital resources can produce a high added value: teaching can be based on widespread visual experience and learners are offered more possibilities to explore materials and to work self-dependently on the learning subject. The partners in the project D-net develop and test an online learning environment, which introduces theoretical, historical and methodological aspects of the subject. The online materials support face-to-face instruction and self-study as a part of bachelor studies in graphic and industrial design. Digital content and learning activities will allow students to acquire knowledge as well as application and methodological competences. The project is based on the components online lessons (teaching materials, self-tests and learning activities), online multimedia pool (photographs, newspaper- or TV-clips), online guidelines (basic knowledge in the areas of “information research”, “scientific work process” and “copyright of digital media”), online information (links to websites, bibliography, portraits, glossary) and /online communication tools.

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