‘Intercultural Competencies – Teaching the Intangible’ – CoCoon-Studio contributed an introductory essay to ‘Public Interest Design Education Guidebook: Curricula, Strategies, and SEED Academic Case Studies’ edited by Lisa M. Abendroth and Bryan Bell, recently published by Routledge.
‘Public Interest Design Education Guidebook: Curricula, Strategies, and SEED Academic Case Studies’ presents the work and ideas of over 60 thought-leaders that together are shaping a broad curriculum of public interest design. Written in a guidebook format that includes projects from across design disciplines, this book describes the learning critical to pursuing an inclusive, informed design practice.
The second book in Routledge’s Public Interest Design Guidebook series, the editors and contributors feature a range of examples and strategies where educational and community-originated goals unite.
Featured chapter themes include Fundamental Skills, Intercultural Competencies, Engaging the Field Experience, Inclusive Iteration, and Evaluating Student Learning. The breadth of projects and teaching strategies provides valuable knowledge for students of design, educators, and practicing designers in the pursuit of serving the public through design.