Realising a hybrid design studio in basic design

Asli Gunay, Aykut Coskun

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Despite the disappearance of the COVID-19 pandemic measures, hybrid learning is still a viable alternative to face-to-face education in many higher education institutions. Designing and carrying out hybrid design studio courses bring additional challenges for design instructors and students, such as feeling disengaged from the studio environment. Thus, it is essential to examine how such challenges could be addressed through course design. This paper presents a hybrid course in Basic Design with a focus on the course design, students’ reflections on the course gathered through surveys, and instructors’ observations. The findings indicate that the seamless integration of digital and physical worlds and the uncertainties stemming from the flexibility given to students are central concepts to deal with the scope challenges of hybrid design studios. The paper discusses the implications of these findings to guide instructors in planning and executing new hybrid design studio classes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearn X Design 2023
Subtitle of host publicationFutures of Design Education
PublisherDesign Research Society
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Externally publishedYes
EventLearn X Design 2023: Futures of Design - Online
Duration: 30 Dec 202330 Dec 2023


ConferenceLearn X Design 2023


  • basic design
  • design studio
  • design pedagogy
  • distance learning
  • hybrid design studio


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