Case Study. Teaching Design in Large Heterogeneous Classes
Magazine article, 2009
Here, I address three questions, highly relevant for those of us who are NOT teaching design to small elite classes in well-equipped studios:
– How can we deal with heterogeneous classes?
– How can we teach and assess design in large classes?
– How can we provide sufficient feedback to students in large classes?
I will describe my experience from dealing with these issues during five years of teaching “Interaction Design of Graphical Interfaces”, a 7.5 ECTS-credit course spanning eight weeks, featuring roughly 60 students from diverse backgrounds each year. I hope that my answers, solutions and suggestions may not be perfect and may not fit every teacher or every course, they can at least serve as inspiration.