Complexity, interdisciplinarity and design literacy
Keywords:Interdisciplinarity, general design education, future scenarios, design thinking, design literacy
In today’s complex world, a variety of perspectives are needed to better understand and solve challenges. For decades, global organisations and researchers have pointed to interdisciplinarity as a way forward for educational systems. Educational research offers great possibilities and gains for students involved in interdisciplinary teaching and learning processes, and the interdisciplinary nature of design thinking and practice can play a vital role in interdisciplinary general education. This paper explores how future scenariobuilding, as part of general design education, can serve as a framework for interdisciplinarity in general education and contribute to a better understanding of complex problems, challenges and design literacy.