Graphic Design for high school students and the design process
Currently there is no emphasis on the importance of teaching graphic design or the design process in high schools in America. One might come in contact with these skills in an art class but it really depends on the teacher. Teaching the design process and incorporating it into multiple subject areas by strengthening their problem solving skills and helping them understand how to create content and communicate effectively.
The information that I read and watched may be a bit biased because they were all looking at improving education with different ways of thinking via the design process or showing that the design process is important in all subject matter. Some showed studies showing improvement of problem solving skills and better design ideas when the design process is learned and utilized. Some of my sources were based on empirical research like the video/ted talk on “If you Build it”. Where they actually created a school that taught all the subjects in one giant hands on project, using the design process to create. Other sources were secondary research based and were based on others research. Only a couple of them were tertiary, coming from educational textbooks. But all were viable to see the topic from different sides of the spectrum.
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