The Vision for the ADA NETWORK
This case study illustrates the vision for the ADA NETWORK as well as my enthusiasm for an ‘EMOTIONAL APPROACH’ to design practice and creative activity.
Most of us recognise the POWER OF DESIGN.
When something works, looks right – feels right!
When a partnership or project is going well, when its working…
That creative union sparks an EMOTIONAL CONNECTION – for most people this connection remains an internalised, instinctive sublimation - an OVERT AWARENESS of this process is necessary - a deep self awareness and a broad understanding of other participants… if true creativity is to be realised.
The NETWORK takes a look at innovative approaches in the design field and how we can respond to that in education:
`making connections in order to achieve MEANINGFUL COMMUNICATION'
So how can students from different disciplines and staff and the creative industries communicate meaningfully?
The NETWORK encourages collaboartion as students come together through creative activity. It is also a communications hub - sharing teaching, workplace and placement experiences and engaging in creative projects.
Engaging with practitioners in the field clearly benfits students, enhancing the learning experience further and embedding employability skills through real world scenarios and networking opportunitites for creative engagement.
All participants need to be involved in the formation of new design thinking if we are to be succesfull and innovative. We need to share ideas and meet everyones needs to be truly creative and to prepare our students for the real design world.