Downloads and links


Design and Technology Education: an International Journal
Vulume 17 Issue 2
Pages 49–61
Cover Date: October 2012
Authentic Learning: The gift project

Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education
Volume 8 Issue 2
Cover Date: December 2009
Intersections: The utility of an ‘Assessment for Learning’ discourse for design educators

Design Management Journal
Managing Design in Global Environments
Vol. 4, No. 1, Design Management Journal 2008
Globalization and Product Design Education: The Global Studio

Journal of Design Research (JDR)
Volume 7 Issue 3
Cover Date: Novermber 2008
Distributed collaboration in design education: practising designer and client roles
Kristina Lauche, Erik Bohemia, Chris Connor, Petra Badke-Schaub


Bohemia, E., Harman, K., & Lauche, K. (2009). The Global Studio: Linking Research, Teaching and Learning. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press.

The Global Studio: Linking Research, Teaching and Learning

This book is aimed at design educators and is intended as a resource for those interested in exploring the potential of the Global Studio for the education of future designers. It is important to stress, however, that the editors are not suggesting all design courses should incorporate a global component, nor that all design courses should be conducted along the lines of a design studio. In fact, they seek to draw attention to a recognition of differences. The aim is to generate different ideas and approaches for ‘doing’ design education and ongoing discussion about what counts, and for whom, in relation to curriculum development in design. Another aim is to exemplify various ways of how research, teaching and learning can be linked. An important aspect of The Global Studio is that it provides a rich research site for exploring questions in relation to teaching and learning as well as doing product development in geographically distributed design teams.

The review of the book is available from the Higher Education Academy’s national subject centre for Arts, Design and Media.


A report describing the Global Studio is available from the national Higher Educational Academy subject centre for Arts, Design and Media website.

see Reviews of the Global Studio project on the theme of Gift by Master students from the University of Alberta


New Media Monthly an open forum for sharing ideas and discussions has covered the Global Studio on its website – see atrticle titled Global Studio brings international flavour for Northumbria design students