The peer-reviewed conference paper reported initial findings from a collaborative research study. The study was conducted with Dr Arianne Rourke (UNSW) and we investigated visual literacy skills among design students.
We hypothesised that visual literacy skills may not be as consistently high as assumed by those who teach design and our findings supported this hypoethsis. We also found much variation in terms of learning styles among design students. While a high proportion wer predominantly visual, there was also a relatively high proportion of predominantly auditory learners as well as kinaesthetic learners.
For a copy of this paper go to the Australian Council of University Art & Design Schools Conference website.