Designer Storytelling

David Parkinson, Erik Bohemia

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This paper aims to explore the approaches that designers take when storytelling. Design artefacts, such as sketches, models, storyboards and multimedia presentations, are often described in terms of stories. We aim to observe designers’ approaches to storytelling during a design project ran in The Global Studio, an international conglomerate of design students from various universities throughout the world. Literature that provides theory surrounding storytelling is used to provide a framework of analysis with which we used to observe the design artefacts produced by the students. The paper concludes by discussing the themes in approach to storytelling that have emerged upon observing the students’ design artefacts and the implications that we believe this has for Design Education.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event14th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education - Artesis University College, Antwerp, Belgium
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …


Conference14th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education
Period1/01/12 → …
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