A Constructivist Studio Enviroment for Interior Design Education

By Ozlem Ucar and Ozge Kandemir.

Published by The Design Collection

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Design is a creative process, consisting of decisions for reaching certain aims which requires continuous learning and thinking in order to define and solve the problem. Knowledge, which is learned in this process, causes a change on “a priori” knowledge and then the new is formed. Through this synthesis it is possible to approach the problem with different points of view and recreate physical-intellectual relationships by diversifying the ways of seeing. So, design education should adopt a pedagogic approach to get individual who will be able to use intellectual skills in creative and transformative ways and have the previsions and implications on new conditions in context while solving design problems. This approach definitely requires a studio, a diversified learning environment that should consider the students as active participants in the design process based on creativity, investigation, imagination instead of seeing them as inactive receivers. The scope of this study is explaining our constructivist studio environment through defining “Being Exhibited: Object & Space” application process with the results of the project examples.

Keywords: Interior Design Education, Constructivist Approach, Design Studio, Spatial Experience

Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp.65-80. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 4.302MB).

Dr. Ozlem Ucar

Academic Staff, Instructor, Department of Interior Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey

Ozlem Mumcu Ucar was born in 1971, Eskisehir, Turkey. She has her Bachelor degree of Architecture from Istanbul Technical University in 1993, Masters Degree from Interior Design, Istanbul Mimar Sinan University in 1996, PhD in Architecture from Istanbul Technical University in 2005 and her doctoral thesis is “A Spatial Approach to Boundary Concept: An Analysis on Ankara Bahcelievler Settlement”. She has been working as an Assistant Professor in Interior Design Department of Faculty of Fine Arts, Anadolu University since 1993. She is a part of a design team, has many projects in Anadolu University and working on especially first and second year design education on theoretical and practical levels and also on “boundary concept in spatial design” and has many presented papers on this issue.

Assoc. Prof. Ozge Kandemir

Instructor, Faculty of Fine Arts, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey

Ozge Kandemir was born in 1977, Antalya, Turkey. She has her Bachelor degree of Architecture from Osmangazi University in Eskisehir 1999, Master Degree from Interior Design, Eskisehir Anadolu University in 2004. She has also attended the PhD in Interior Design Program in Anadolu University. She has studied on Museum and exhibition design since her MA thesis which is on “The Effects of Pedagogic Chancing on Contemporary Museum Design”. She has been working as an instructor in Interior Design Department of Faculty of Fine Arts, Anadolu University since 2001. She has studied on design education through associating her researchs on pedagogy.

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