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Hybrid Learning Spaces for Design Thinking

Christian Kohls
Published Online: 2019-12-31 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/edu-2019-0017


As design thinking becomes more and more important in higher education, we need to think about ways to enable educators and students to learn about the concepts and apply them to their own projects. One approach is to create hybrid learning spaces with tools that support design thinking and offer affordances for the various methods, ways of working and thinking. Hybridity dissolves existing dichotomies such as physical-digital, formal-informal, learning-teaching and individual-collective. This article introduces design principles and patterns to develop such spaces for university campuses. We will describe how we identified, applied and tested them. Based on these findings we can provide recommendations for planning new hybrid spaces for design thinking at other universities.

Keywords: Design thinking; blended space; design patterns


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About the article

Received: 2019-03-11

Accepted: 2019-11-11

Published Online: 2019-12-31

Citation Information: Open Education Studies, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 228–244, ISSN (Online) 2544-7831, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/edu-2019-0017.

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© 2019 Christian Kohls, published by De Gruyter. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Public License. BY 4.0

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