SCHENK, P.M., 1993. The role of research in curriculum planning: a case study. IDATER 1993 Conference, Loughborough: Loughborough University
In a paper given at the DATER 91 Conference, a research programme characterising the role of drawing in the graphic design process was described. Subsequently the implications of the study for the curriculum of design courses in the HE sector have been investigated.
By taking a taxonomy of drawing usage developed as part of the original study as a guide, projects with BA and MA Communication Media students have been evaluated and currently the revision of the drawing curriculum for design students on the First Year Studies Programme at the Glasgow School of Art is being addressed.
It is hoped that the First Year Studies Programme will also become the focus for research into drawing activity across the wide spectrum of art and design disciplines. To this end a Drawing Research Network is to be set up at Glasgow through which the work of researchers may be encouraged and enhanced.