Design Alchemy pp 243-246 | Cite as

Design Alchemy: A Manifesto

  • Roderick Sims
Part of the Educational Communications and Technology: Issues and Innovations book series (ECTII, volume 8)


This final chapter presents a set of heuristics and design concepts extracted from different sections of the book as well as my own personal practice and observation, presented as a manifesto for the design alchemist. These concepts are designed to capture the thinking behind Design Alchemy and to provide triggers to think of design as mix of science and art, of alchemy, in order to transform the way we all think about learning and teaching. The chapter concludes with a brief reflection on possible futures for educational design, followed by the Design Alchemy transformation trilogy: pedagogy, learning and teaching.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roderick Sims
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  1. 1.KnowledgecraftWoodbumAustralia

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