Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This is an interview with Dori Tunstall, dean of the faculty of design at Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD University) in Toronto. It's a good look at some modern learning practices ("to bring serendipitous interaction and learning into these digital platforms, with the understanding that our students will be logging in from different places, speak different languages, and have different cognitive abilities") and the importance of addressing historic injustices in design ("let’s say you want to experience diverse designers. You don’t find them in our textbooks. You don’t find them in the official histories"). Tunstall addresses directly the need for decolonization in design, and I really like her overview of "respectful design" summarized in the last paragraph.

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