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Augmented Reality in design education: Landscape architecture studies as AR experience

Kerr, J
Lawson, Gillian
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ANZSRC::3901 Curriculum and pedagogy
The rapid and ongoing development of digital technologies continues to create new opportunities for education. Over the last decade this has enabled the establishment of blended learning approaches and online education. More recently, Augmented Reality (AR) has emerged as a unique technology that can transform learning experiences across diverse disciplines. This article outlines the development of an AR prototype, Master of Time, which was created to educate first year students and non-designers on the foundational principles of landscape architecture. This study examines the learning potential and benefits of AR technology with a focus on creating new practices in digital storytelling across situated experiences. In outlining project outcomes, the authors propose a series of critical design principles, strategies and methodologies for educators to apply when developing AR learning experiences across disciplines. Included within this is a framework for transdisciplinary and co-design collaboration, which is essential for educators working in the forefront of learning technologies.
© 2019 The Authors International Journal of Art & Design Education published by National Society for Education in Art and Design and John Wiley & Sons Ltd
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