Retracted: Design Education in the Global Era

  • Theresa De Lobo
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)


The aim of this paper is to show the collaboration of design disciplines to instill a broader sense of design for students through intercultural service learning projects. While there are programs that are reinventing their curriculum, there are still several that follow the classic structure of a first year art foundation program with the final years concentrating on the desired discipline. The interactions at a global scale, has heightened the need for graduates to learn to interact more effectively with people from different cultures. This approach combines the concern of addressing a need for design in a real world situation, with learning how to understand culture, place, and experience through a collaborative project. Referencing a specific international service learning project, and drawing from literature on internationalization of education, this paper explores key concepts, learning objectives, methods, and challenges faced in addressing the need to prepare students for practice in an increasingly integrated workplace.


collaboration international service learning design-build community engagement interdisciplinary design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Unidcom/IADELisbonPortugal

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