Articles on Education

Thoughts, case studies, book reviews, debates and tips on Education, written by prominent authors and carefully edited by FOROALFA.

Portrait of Camilo A. Angulo
Author:
Camilo A. Angulo
Title:
The Roots of Industrial Design Colleges in Colombia
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Looking back from two theories about its origin.
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Main illustration of the article The citizen designer
Author:
Fernando Rodríguez Álvarez
Title:
The citizen designer
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In the dark days that live Mexico, emerges a discussion about how designers get involved with social conflicts.
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Main illustration of the article Green Models in Classroom
Author:
Camilo A. Angulo
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Green Models in Classroom
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Design teachers must spread pedagogical processes for a green world to reduce the impact of our academic exercises on the local environment.
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Main illustration of the article Graphic design's carbon footprint
Author:
Fernando Navia Meyer
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Graphic design's carbon footprint
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Carbon footprint is defined as the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse effect gases, bound to a product or service.
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Portrait of Jorge Luis Muñoz
Author:
Jorge Luis Muñoz
Title:
Social design cases
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Social design as a part of graphic design is not only a matter of concepts; it is fundamentally awareness on what is designed and what is done.
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Portrait of María de Mater O’Neill
Author:
María de Mater O’Neill
Title:
Views and Reflections on Design Education: Local Voices from Puerto Rico
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Limited inquiry that explored ways of knowing, experiences, and procedures in teaching design in Puerto Rico using a critical reflective practice approach.
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Portrait of Sebastian Guerrini
Author:
Sebastian Guerrini
Title:
I am designer anthropologist
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My job, to design brands for clients who have an international projection, led me to do a different activity from the one of the traditional designer.
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Portrait of Alfredo Gutiérrez Borrero
Author:
Alfredo Gutiérrez Borrero
Title:
When Conviction Gets in the Way
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Not all pathways lead us to the same design, nor we all have to design through the same pathway.
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Portrait of Hector Bruguera
Author:
Hector Bruguera
Title:
Being a new rockstar of design
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Can future designers create a sustainable personal image on any scenario that the market might present?
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Portrait of Martha Gutiérrez Miranda
Author:
Martha Gutiérrez Miranda
Title:
Design and intelligence development
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Human beings are born with several potentialities marked by genetics; nevertheless, today we know that we can develop some others through certain stimulus, like design.
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Portrait of David Gallo
Author:
David Gallo
Title:
Planned Obsolescence
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Design should no longer respond to market interests anymore, but to the human needs that as a global community we have created as time goes by.
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Main illustration of the article Brief introduction to typography study in the antique book
Author:
Manuel Guerrero
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Brief introduction to typography study in the antique book
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A review about Marina Garone's book, that allows to understand a great part of the vocabulary currently used in editorial and typographic design.
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Portrait of Alfredo Gutiérrez Borrero
Author:
Alfredo Gutiérrez Borrero
Title:
Realities and Conventions
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Even though we refuse to accept it, there is indeed life in other brains: the culture of scorn harms us designers.
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Portrait of Pau De Riba
Author:
Pau De Riba
Title:
Invisible Design
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After the “premium” stage where design acts as quality mark, good design should become a “commodity”, a component of the welfare society we take for granted.
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Portrait of Julio Broca
Author:
Julio Broca
Title:
Image as idea, graphic and message
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What is an image? How is it conceived? How is it part of a message?
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Main illustration of the article Paul Ricoeur and creative search
Author:
Cecilia Salinas
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Paul Ricoeur and creative search
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The origin of the creative act from a philosopher's perspective.
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Main illustration of the article Forum, “Fuero” and “Foras”!
Author:
Alfredo Gutiérrez Borrero
Title:
Forum, “Fuero” and “Foras”!
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On the shared construction of a design without geographical, academic or professional boundaries.
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Main illustration of the article Malacca Beach: Social and Environmental Implications of Design
Author:
Antonio Recamier
Title:
Malacca Beach: Social and Environmental Implications of Design
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A call to designers and engineers to take up social and environmental impact in their designs - especially when it comes to off-shore resource extraction.
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