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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 3, No. 1 (2007) open journal systems 


Revitalizing architectural design studio teaching using ICT: Reflections on practical implementations

Rabee M. Reffat, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia


Abstract
The advancements in ICT are reshaping the architectural design studio teaching and design practices. The digital-imperative to switch from analogue to digital mode has already begun to manifest itself at the schools of design. This paper introduces two unique approaches representing various dimensions of revitalizing architectural design studio teaching using ICT: paperless design studio and collaborative virtual design studio. The paper reflects on the practical implementations of these two approaches including design process, communication and presentation, studio pedagogy, and students' learning. The next step ahead for architectural design studio teaching in which ICT acts as partner is introduced.


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International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. ISSN: 1814-0556