Looking Up, Down, Across and Back: development of a design management tool for craft practitioners and a discussion of its implications for future craft education

Louise Valentine

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    Abstract

    What is the new business of design and by default the responsibility of being a designer? How can designers craft their future, understand practice as a portfolio of experience, knowledge and skill with underpinning values that transcend subject specific boundaries? What is meant by the term ‘craft practice’ in today’s world? How do we evaluate excellence in practice? How should we evaluate excellence? Drawing on post-doctoral research concerned with communication of design and craft, changing perceptions and developing reflective methods for improving
    quality in creative practice, this discursive paper will describe a new framework for communicating craft practice. It will use this framework as a basis for analysing progress in practice and developing a framework for excellence within craft. On closing, it calls for the missing discourses of management and innovation to become a critical part of future craft education.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages178
    Number of pages13
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2013
    EventCrafting the Future: 10th European Academy of Design Conference 2013 - University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Duration: 17 Apr 201319 Apr 2013
    Conference number: 10th
    http://www.craftingthefuture.se/ (Link to conference information)

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    ConferenceCrafting the Future
    CountrySweden
    CityGothenburg
    Period17/04/1319/04/13
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    Keywords

    • design management
    • cultural change
    • visualisation
    • critical craft

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    Baker, L., Valentine, L. & Cooper, S., 2019, Running with Scissors: 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design. Valentine, L., Bletcher, J. & Cruickshank, L. (eds.). Supplement 1 ed. United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis, Vol. 22. p. 123-135 13 p. (Design Journal).

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