outline part 1

think tank 05-07

research methodologies / conceptual landscape of projects / making the writing process work / cognitive maps / visual representation

sarah dorkenwald, ruth spitzer for ontario university of art and design, toronto (canada)


dorkenwald und spitzer have been involved in teaching the interdisciplinary studio course think tank. this course empowered students to be engaged with contemporary issues and to address their position as designers within this field. the intention was to enable them to understand and implement applied and empiric research methods to facilitate conceptual and socially relevant design practices. in addition to the lectures we had guest speakers, for instance from bruce mau design and amnesty international.