Nisa Quartz Inlaid Pottery Workshops: An Action Model in Design Teaching

  • Ana Helena GrácioEmail author
  • Miguel Aboim
  • Cátia Rijo
Part of the Springer Series in Design and Innovation book series (SSDI, volume 1)


Design teaching, as design thinking involves a heuristic methodology of creative imagination and functionalism that seeks to address unique circumstances with factual and appropriate formulations. In the learning process, design thinking cultivates the necessary cultivation of memory through experiences and instructional encounters that yield behavioral and functional impact. In a workshop model, effective design involves the simulation of the assemblage of useful and advanced media content and other instructional technology that leads to the optimal attainment of learning and noticeable behavioral impact. With Nisa quartz inlaid pottery research project in mind, the design approach can be implemented in the precise understanding of the historical and socio-economic circumstances prevailing in the project locality, and the impetus for change that solicits project appraisal. The grand approach has to be adapted to the prevailing local conditions while also recognizing that the way forward for the community has to be a difficult path that leads to better outcomes.


Nisa quartz inlaid pottery Workshop Design Collaborative process Design teaching 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Helena Grácio
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Miguel Aboim
    • 2
  • Cátia Rijo
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.ESELx—Lisbon School of Education, Lisbon PolytechnicLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.CIAUD—Faculty of ArchitectureUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal

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