© 2014

Design in Educational Technology

Design Thinking, Design Process, and the Design Studio

  • Brad Hokanson
  • Andrew Gibbons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Monica W. Tracey, John Baaki
    Pages 1-13
  3. Gordon Rowland
    Pages 205-221
  4. Paul F. Zenke
    Pages 249-259
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 271-273

About this book


This volume, representing the best papers presented at the 2012 AECT Summer Research Symposium, focuses on the conscious adoption of aspects of design thinking, evident in a range of divergent professions (including business, government, and medicine), extended to the field of education.  Design thinking is future oriented, concerned with "the conception and realization of new things," and at its core is focused on "planning, inventing, making, and doing" (Cross, 1997, p.1), all of which are of value to the field of educational technology.  


Chapters in the volume focus on design thinking, design process, and the design studio and were solicited from the general membership of the Association of Educational Communications and Technology and then evaluated by a panel of experts and the two symposium co-chairs. Examples and experiences from outside the traditional boundaries of instructional design and educational technology enriched and balanced the discussion. This dynamic and multidisciplinary structure forms the basis and the inspiration for the chapters of this book.  From their own viewpoints, from their own academic venues, fifteen authors express their diverse experience and views of design in a process fashioned to elicit and develop their best ideas and explanations.


This is the ideal book for instructional designers, researchers in educational technology and instructional technology, and anyone interested in finding both new models of designing and new ways to connect theory to the development of a wide range of educational products.


active learning design and cultural historical activity theory design methodology for education design thinking for education epistemology and education instructional design studio

Editors and affiliations

  • Brad Hokanson
    • 1
  • Andrew Gibbons
    • 2
  1. 1.College of DesignUniversity of MinnesotaSt. PaulUSA
  2. 2.ProvoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Design in Educational Technology
  • Book Subtitle Design Thinking, Design Process, and the Design Studio
  • Editors Brad Hokanson
    Andrew Gibbons
  • Series Title Educational Communications and Technology: Issues and Innovations
  • Series Abbreviated Title Educational Communications Technology Issues Innovations
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-00926-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37483-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-00927-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 273
  • Number of Illustrations 21 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Technology
    Learning & Instruction
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the book reviews:

“This is a well thought out and very consistently edited work that adds to the conversation that forms the field of instructional design and educational technology. … As a new designer, you might find opportunities to expand your practice; if experienced, you will find affirmation of much of your past practice and opportunities to explore new ideas for future projects. I am sure this book will add value to your collection of ID / learning technology volumes.” (Diane P. Janes, British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol. 46 (1), 2015)