On the networking synthesis of studio factors to the integration of design pedagogy

Zheng-Hui Wang, Xin Li (Lead / Corresponding author), Shih-Chih Chen, Chiu-Shui Chan, Penny Lewis, Ihab Hijazi

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Studio is critically important for design education, but few attempts have been made to demonstrate the parallels between studio factors and design performance. This paper adopts a coherent set of analyses to investigate the major studio factors and attempts to quantify the networking interactions among them. First, it describes how architectural studio is usually organised based on some major factors. Next, a theoretical model is established according to the described hypotheses and their mutual interactions. Third, the research method and statistical analysis with structural equation modelling (SEM) are presented. Finally, the results of this empirical examination are presented for discussion and suggestions. Our findings reveal that studio tutorials have no significant effect on undergraduate's design performance. In contrast, students' subjective intention plays a more important role in shaping their behaviour, indicating the importance of transferring those exterior forces into internal benefits when the studio instructor attempts to optimise the pedagogy. These findings are also inspiring for all creative disciplines.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0212177
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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