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Patricia Kovic: 2015-16 Faculty Development Grant Report


In Fall 2015 I received a Faculty Development Grant in support of Publication for an Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) 2015 Education Symposium Education Paper. ... My 2015 paper argues for the importance of PLAY in “Discovering and Shaping New Contexts— especially the kind that drives innovation in design education and design thinking.” As an interdisciplinary instructor in Creative Action, Product Design and ACT, I bring a special viewpoint. This paper examines a unique pedagogical position that can only be expressed by interdisciplinary work.

This paper was co-authored with Chris Chapin, former Otis Faculty and Professor at Kansas City Art Institute. This co-authorship celebrates Otis College’s core commitment to collaboration.

--Patricia Kovic
Product Design

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