DIVERSITY OR CONFIRMITY IN TEACHING DIGITAL DESIGN PATTERN CONSTRUCTION
Editor: Erik Bohemia, Ahmed Kovacevic, Lyndon Buck, Peter Childs, Stephen Green, Ashley Hall, Aran Dasan
Author: Klæbo, Kirsten
Institution: Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus, Norway
Section: Digitalisation of Design and Engineering Education
This paper treats how to use YouTube videos in design education at university level. The internet and new technology has entered the design education in many ways. One of them is the use of YouTube video as a learning activity. Digital pattern construction programmes are already in use in the fashion industry. The problem has been to implement the new technology in the design education at OsloMet (Oslo Metropolitan University). The author has made a survey of the quality of YouTube videos regarding Lectra Modaris, in order to see if the uses could get a more diverse teaching and learning environment for the students in higher education in fashion design. Lectra Modaris is a pattern construction programme. Quality analyses of 65 YouTube videos were made, which gave an inside view of the domain regarding digital pattern construction YouTube videos. The videos mostly covered the basic level of digital pattern construction. The visual interface was the same as the programme. The sound, the language, and the use of the pointer varied from one video to the other. There was no systematic order, which made it easy to find the right video when you needed to learn something specific. Applying YouTube videos as a learning activity requires knowledge of the offer available on the internet, and of how to make it relevant to the curriculum.