Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Creative Media, Design and Technology (REKA 2018)

Social Media to Enhance Design Practices: Exploring the Learning Experience of Undergraduate Design Students

Authors
Yun Yi Tan, Allan H.K. Yuen
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Yun Yi Tan
Available Online November 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/reka-18.2018.11How to use a DOI?
Keywords
: design learning, design practices, social media,creativity development.
Abstract

To succeed as pioneers in the creative industry, it is crucial for design students in higher education institutions to understand the practical skills, creative approaches and attitudes needed. However, design students tend to face difficulties in developing their potential skills and discovering their creative passion due to the limited resources and room for experimentation within the confined walls of their studio classrooms. This paper explores how social media could be utilized to enhance their learning experiences. We present case studies of two undergraduate design students who have used a social media platform (SMP) that are specifically built for the community of designers – Behance, to facilitate their design learning. Findings are drawn upon an in-depth investigation into their uses of Behance over a period of 14 weeks in a higher education institution in Malaysia. The study reveals that the integration of social media could enhance the design learning process of the design students and potentially improve their pathways into the creative industry.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Creative Media, Design and Technology (REKA 2018)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-612-9
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/reka-18.2018.11How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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