CoLAB – Collaborative exhibition as a method to open interior design

BILLAU, Sally and STIRLING, Eve (2016). CoLAB – Collaborative exhibition as a method to open interior design. In: KUNG, Cecile, LAM, Elita and LEE, Yanki, (eds.) Cumulus Hong Kong Conference Proceedings. Hong Kong, Hong Kong Design Institute and Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media. (In Press)

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The importance of employability in higher education led leaders on an interior design degree to introduce an innovative module that embedded the notions of collaborative working. This paper presents the analysis of three different iterations of the collaborative exhibition module in a post-1992 UK University. The module was designed to provide students with the opportunity to work and engage with their discipline beyond the studio environment. Using data from a digital questionnaire, interviews and the module evaluation, the paper explores the student experiences of the module as a form of independent learning, the challenges they encountered and its relevance to the wider employability agenda. We present these findings under three themes: (1) the importance of employability’; (2) the ‘challenges of collaboration’ and (3) ‘time for reflection and autonomy’. The paper concludes by emphasizing the value of this mode of study for producing deep and autonomous learning.

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Additional Information: Below is a copy of an email confirming acceptance of the paper in October 2016. From: "Cumulus Hong Kong 2016" <> To: "" <> Subject: Cumulus Hong Kong 2016 Final Submission - Acceptance Announcement (P207) Dear Ms Sally Billau, Thank you for your final submission of CoLAB – Collaborative Exhibition as a method to open Interior Design to Cumulus Hong Kong 2016. We are delighted to inform you that your paper has been accepted. Please confirm your attendance to the conference to present your paper by 7 October 2016 (Friday) to enjoy the early bird discount. Your paper has been accepted but you must register for the conference to present their papers. Authors will only have their papers published in Cumulus Hong Kong 2016 Working Paper (with an ISBN) after attending the conference. We look forward to seeing you in November. If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact us at Kind regards, Conference Chairs Cumulus Hong Kong 2016
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Art and Design
Depositing User: Sally Billau
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2017 10:34
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 13:56

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