Overcoming Pedagogical Challenges in Product Design Education during the Pandemic

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Urvi Thakker, Shamit Shrivastav
Series: DESIGN
Institution: Atlas Skilltech University, ISDI School of Design and Innovation, India
Section: Design Education
Page(s): 2393-2402
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.1017/pds.2022.242
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


The education sector got severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the beginning, remote learning posed challenges to teachers and students. However, many new pedagogical experiments demonstrated the potential to continue even in the post-Covid world. This study explains the pedagogical change in product design education from a traditional studio-based model to a virtual environment, without compromising the learning outcomes. The paper also describes the learning experiences of the students and measures the effectiveness of virtual education through qualitative and quantitative studies.

Keywords: design education, product design, case study, design studio, virtual learning

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