The symposium focused on research into graphic design education and pedagogy. The event aims to enable regional networking and the sharing of research
experiences.

This was a free event for existing Network members. We had around 40 delegates including a large number of new members.

Speakers and papers included:

Dr Karel van der Waarde
Communication Design Education: could nine reflections be sufficient?

Steve Rigley
Other People’s Trades: Towards mapping an expanding practice.

James Corazzo
Graphic Design Students’ Conceptions of the Discipline in an Era of Expanded Design.

Dr Robert Harland
Reflections on developing a pedagogic research agenda (from scratch).

Darren Raven
Authentic assessment using think-tanks in assessing design Catherine Smith—  ‘Writing to’: Exploring the position, value and potential of design writing in the curriculum.

Catherine Smith
‘Writing to’: Exploring the position, value and potential of design writing in the curriculum.