GAUL, E., 1995. Home boom in Hungary: report about a nationwide design competition for 9-18 year old children. IDATER 1995 Conference, Loughborough: Loughborough University
Design education is not yet prevalent in Hungary. Pedagogical innovations, however, have been taking place in several areas: in the development of the subject areas of art and technology, in legislation where the principles of a National Core Curriculum have been adopted (1994), in teacher training at the Academy of Craft and Design (since 1986), and in a nationwide design competition.
The Let's Design Objects! 1994 competition resulted in a real break through in Hungarian Art and Design education. The unexpectedly high number of entries, the high standard of work, and the lively and new approaches to solving design problems have convinced many art educators of the importance of design education.
The report lists proven methods and richly illustrates them with photographs of works entered in the subcategories of the 1994 competition's overall theme: Our Home; Robinson's Shelter; How We Live Now; and My Home in 2014.