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‘The value of natural capital – education through the combining of digital media and work with natural materials’ (2015)
An art and craft based research proposal
Keywords: Education; natural environment; craftwork; digital media; natural materials
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‘Reflecting on the experience of craft in the context of art and design’ (2014)
A lecture discussing how experiencing ‘design and technology‘ may increase awareness of one’s surroundings
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‘Investigating how working with natural materials can influence enthusiasm for the natural world’ (2012)
A paper which describes a method designed to gauge how stimulation from a represented form of nature could influence enthusiasm to visit the natural world. The reason for the study is to justify further research on a wider and larger scale and to investigate whether other activities (namely woodworking) could have similar effects.
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‘Developing the entrepreneurial spirit as a tool for teachers of art and design to gain confidence, leading to an increased ability to motivate’ (2011)
Discussing a method used to encourage students of design education to take risks in their individual design practice. The intention of this research is not simply to collect quantitative data, but rather to subjectively judge where these experiences lead students in terms of their career as a teacher.
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‘Craft and Design’ (2011)
Do the skills used to create an artefact of qualitative uniqueness and quality by hand, increase ability in aspects of design?
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‘Werken und Design’ (2011)
Können die handwerklichen Fähigkeiten zur Herstellung eines künstlerischen Produktes die Designqualität steigern?
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‘Wood in Practice’ (2010)
Diese Information ist an StudentInnen gerichtet, die ihr erstes persönliches Projekt in der Holzwerkstatt beginnen. Es wird ein Überblick geboten, der den Ausfu¨hrenden helfen soll, ihre Ideen zu u¨berdenken und die Realisierbarkeit der Umsetzung zu u¨berpru¨fen, bevor sie sich endgu¨ltig fu¨r ein Projekt entscheiden.
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‘Communicating Hand Skills’ (2009)
Exploring a link between the decline/learning of hand skills and a dis/connection of ‘self’ within nature
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‘Über das (Er)lernen von handwerklichen Fähigkeiten’ (2009)
Deutsche Übersetzung des obigen Essays.
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‘Emerging trends in sustainable design for office furniture’ (2008)
Discussing the governing and influencing factors with which industrial designers work.
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‘The Hidden Room’ (2004)
A short history of the ‘Privy’ from a design perspective.
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