The Importance of Teaching Cultural Awareness in Design Education: Evidence from Interior Design

@inproceedings{Rhl2013TheIO,
  title={The Importance of Teaching Cultural Awareness in Design Education: Evidence from Interior Design},
  author={Aaron R{\"o}hl and Shweta Reddy-Linga and Jane K. Kucko and Laura Elizabeth Prestwood},
  year={2013}
}
This article presents findings from a higher education interior design course at a U.S. university. For the course, titled the "Heritage Studio," a series of projects were developed aimed at developing self- awareness, empathy and cultural awareness in the students. Research and documentation of individual students' family histories provided the foundation for the projects. Throughout the process of completing projects for the course, students were encouraged to become self-aware of their… CONTINUE READING

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