ID 102 First Year Studio II – 2022 Spring
The design studio was divided into five instructional modules. It was designed to coordinate and collaborate with instructors from the shop and other supporting courses throughout the semester.
The studio includes lecture demonstrations, in-class exercises, shop experience, critique sessions, team collaboration, group discussions, 1-on-1 meetings, and peer review.
A more controlled approach was taken when students were struggling. It is common that students would work only at a vague level of detail at the beginning. Instead of letting them drive, digital comments were given directly on their work. A running commentary was offered to show them how detail matters and how critical thinking was applied throughout the design process.
It’s not effective to simply talk about changes they need to make—they need to see me actually make those changes in the context of their own work. This helps them see my suggestions in more fidelity, and most importantly, It helps them realize that DESIGN IS AN ITERATIVE PROCESS.
Guide students to BE THEIR OWN BEST CRITIC. Transition the Role of “Being in charge” Back to the Students. It can help them identify weaknesses in a constructive way and work on them.
A healthy dose of self-criticism keeps students’ feet grounded and gives them the power to make positive changes through honest observation of their own performance.