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The Language of Reflective Practice in Art and Design. Writing in Art and Design. ArchiBabel: Tracing the Writing Architecture Project in Architectural Education - Lappin - 2015 - International Journal of Art & Design Education. Writing-PAD. The name 'Writing-PAD' is an acronym for Writing Purposefully in Art and Design The Mission We promote 'thinking-through-writing' to further the greater good.


(see our mission statement) Network People Consultancy Writing-PAD acts as a consultancy for institutions considering Art and Design provision in English as an International Language (EIL). Contact Julia Lockheart (contact Journal Our Journal of Writing in Creative Practice Glossary of terms Future Events: We are currently in discussions with 3 institutions about Writing-PAD events: In 2014 an event during the Limerick City of Culture with Tracy Fahey (Head of the Department of Fine Art and Head of the Centre for Postgraduate Studies) and David Brancaleone (Critical and Contextual Studies) both from Limerick School of Art, and Dr Niamh NicGhabhann (Course Director, MA Festive Arts) at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.

Developing Academic Writing Skills in Art and Design through Blogging. Abstract In the creative disciplines of Art and Design, students need to develop the ability to critically assess and put into words what they feel, think and know about their working practices (and by extension their work).

Developing Academic Writing Skills in Art and Design through Blogging

The careful development of the transition between knowing instinctively, thinking and writing is well established in the literature (e.g. Schön 1983 and 1987, and Biggs 2004), but only little has been done to integrate this into the Higher Education curriculum using writing as a tool for making the reflection explicit. In order to find out whether exploratory writing in the form of blog posts has the potential to allow Art and Design students to develop their academic practice, a small scale pilot project integrated blogging tasks into introductory modules of four first year undergraduate courses.

On Design Writing: ingentaconnect. Orr, Blythman, and Mullin, Design. Susan Orr, Margo Blythman, and Joan Mullin, Saint John College (UK), University of the Arts London, and University of Texas at Austin Abstract: How to write, and the relationship between images and writing, has been changing within the academy.

Orr, Blythman, and Mullin, Design

Some indication of this can be seen in the new composition texts that emphasize reading visuals or teaching students in our largely visual culture (e.g. Faigley, George, Selfe, & Palchik , 2004; Alfano & O'Brien, 2005; Ruszkiewicz, Anderson, & Friend, 2006). However, little account has been taken of students' perceptions of the visual and the written. In order to determine whether such perceptions might alter our understandings of the relationship between the image and the word, as well as revise our pedagogy, we conducted joint research with art and design students in the UK and US. Introduction How to write, and the relationship between images and writing, has been changing within the academy. Writing: it doesn't feel so nice.

Raising a child. A manifesto on writing for design — David Airey. The following is a guest contribution by Jim Davies of totalcontent.

A manifesto on writing for design — David Airey

I’m delighted to have been asked to be foreman of D&AD’s Writing for Design jury this year. On 16 April, I’ll be getting together with friends and fellow copywriters Nick Asbury, Lisa Desforges and Fiona Thompson, as well as John Weich of Lemon Scented Tea and Interbrand Sydney’s Christopher Doyle, to look over likely contenders. It struck me that I should get my thoughts together and set down a marker ahead of the judging. Not only what I’ll be looking for on the day, but what I believe it takes to be successful in the writing for design world.

So I’ve put together a 12-point ‘manifesto’ based on my personal observations and experience. A writer’s dozen Jim Davies’ 12-point manifesto on writing for design 1— Remember, all designers are different There are some designers out there who really can write. 2— Know your place A lot of writers moan about words not being given the respect they deserve. 3— See your words.