DS 123: Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2023)

Year: 2023
Editor: Buck, Lyndon; Grierson, Hilary; Bohemia, Erik
Author: Dybvik, Jeanette Helleberg
Series: E&PDE
Institution: Oslo Metropolitan University - Storbyuniversitetet, Norway
Section: Responsible innovation in design and engineering education
DOI number: 10.35199/EPDE.2023.33
ISBN: 978-1-912254-19-4


This paper focuses on design processes, dynamic repair and sustainable development with the reuse of wood materials. The project is based on a case study in product design conducted by primary school teaching students. The content of the education at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) for design, arts, and crafts is based on what graduate teachers are going to teach in primary school. The teaching students were selected as participants because they should carry out a work requirement and the design project would help their practice as a graduate teacher. The subject design, art and crafts is an optional course in the Norwegian primary school teachers’ education. The research question is how dynamic repair, sustainable development and design methods are suitable for teaching themes related to different perspectives on reuse with wood materials. Describing a sustainable field where there are many sources of knowledge to critically assess the task, assess new ways of joining parts, evaluate new looks, and take into consideration the different types of information that arise in the process. How to set up exploratory teaching will be related to what the teacher wants the students to learn during the program. In terms of methodology, the examination builds on research-by-design and design process/the creative working model, where the practical aesthetic work with the materials is the deciding factor. Design process in this learning case is driven by a redesign process owned by the student. They were asked to design a lamp made of wood and recycled material. With the guidance of a subject teacher educator, teacher students identified their own issues and questions. They then examined the resources they needed to research the topic, thereby acquiring the requisite knowledge. Dynamic repair shows how material consciousness defines the design process from a sustainable perspective. This study illustrates the profound, though often hidden, consequences that design decisions and processes have on the total human experience. It also describes an example of teaching students to engage with the material world we live in. The research results describe how students use a design process, sustainable development and dynamic repair as a method. How it affects the way the students think in a redesign process. Students should develop skills that are central to learning a skill and living for a more sustainable world

Keywords: Sustainable development, wood, redesign, dynamic repair, design process/the creative working model


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