Pathways to student success in exploring creative design through collaborative design workshop

Pathways to student success in exploring creative design through collaborative design workshop. In: UiTM Sarawak Conference (2012: Kuching, Sarawak). 2012 ed. UiTM Sarawak Conference 2012: Academic Transformation Through Strategic Collaboration . UiTM Press, Selangor, pp. 215-225. ISBN 9789673634378 (2012)


Architectural design projects allow students to develop designs through creative learning process of exploration. Various programmes have been conducted by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, in communicating diverse ideas to promote dialogue on emerging definitions of design as a tool for innovation. The Urban Design Research Laboratory (UDRL), UiTM, has successfully organized the international urban design workshops, which concern with site specificity, with the first being in Poznan, second in Sydney, and most recently, in Berlin and Oxford, with the main objective to generate urban design concepts and ideas. Realizing that international exposure is the key to succeed in today's world, these programmes have allowed students to engage with local expertise, academicians and others from the industries with the aim to resolve local complex problems using the method of 'extreme innovation'. In the spirit of collaborative engagement, these workshops promote cross-cultural exchange of ideas and creative learning strategies. However, the international collaboration setting is often a challenge for students in addressing cross-cultural differences in design regulations and issues on specific countries while exploring diverse ideas and generating ideal solutions in these programmes. The crux of this paper is to share the experiences as well as the outcomes of the workshops. Many positive results are gained from these international collaborations with student-centred design methods that are flexible, appropriate and inclusive generating greater students' awareness. By analyzing the value of the workshops to students' ability to explore, these programmes would enable us to establish some amicable new directions that can improve the creativity of future students. It is hoped that a clear picture of design exploration methods in the programmes could benefit the overall success and impact on academic in preparing the students to excel and meet the global challenges.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Architectural, Urban design, Workshop
Taxonomy: By Subject > Architecture, Planning & Surveying > Architecture
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Architecture, Planning & Surveying
Depositing User: Shahidatul Akhmam Rambeli
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2020 03:55
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2020 03:55
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