Co-designing primary learning space in Aotearoa New Zealand
Haghighi, Mana Talebi
Citation:Haghighi, M.T. (2017). Co-designing primary learning space in Aotearoa New Zealand. A Masters of Design Exegesis, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3731
Research Question: How can co-design assist students at a bicultural primary school in central Auckland transition into a ”Modern” or ”Innovative” learning environment (MLE/ILE)? New Zealand’s Ministry of Education has planned for the renovation and rebuilding of schools on the basis of “Modern” or “Innovative” learning environments. is project attempts to review and rethink (together with students) the spatial and interior design of a typical classroom in a bilingual primary school, thereby assisting students in the transition to such new learning spaces. The project’s methodology is based on human-centred and participatory design. is involves the conceptualization, planning and delivery of three workshops, the analysis of data from the workshops and the conversion of this data into design principles and a brief. e project’s output takes the form of a proposed design solution (maquette and 3D models) as well as recommendations (a toolkit) for future co-design projects with primary school children.