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Designs for Learning
69 Publications
OpenAIRE 3.0 (OA, funding)


  • Editorial

    This is indeed an out of the ordinary issue. First and foremost it is the first double-issue, where we present a number of full papers based on some of the material presented at the 2nd international bi-annual conference on “Design for Learning – a new conceptualization of learning”, held in Stockholm in 2010. Our aim was perhaps a bit more modest than what the by-line articulated – still we wanted to put forward a design-theoretic and multimodal perspective on learning, based on the understa...


    In this issue we present three articles, interrelated to each other in the perspective of designs for learning: a design-theoretical approach is used in the first article to analyze visitors’ meaning-making in a museum exhibition. Design as an approach to develop new social practices is worked with in the other two articles, related to second life and a network society learning paradigm respectively. Thus, we can notice that the design-oriented approach to learning and meaning-making can be u...


    It is a great pleasure for me to introduce this second issue of the new journal Designs for Learning. I would like to welcome our new reviewers andmembers of the advisory board, and I also would like to express my thanks to all of you who have sent in articles for publication. The editorial board has from the beginning on established the routines for sending articles to two independent reviewers and made plans for the years to come. Among these is the planning for the next conference. The the...


    In this issue we will elaborate further on the discussion about different conceptions of ‘design’. Design stems from the Latin word ‘designo’ which meant depicting. In Swedish and in English ‘design’ was historically used about maps or sketches of ships and buildings. Design then was more or less thought of as a practical device for creating an object that already existed in our minds or as intentions of God. The possibility to represent salient features of an object before it was built had m...


    This issue is in a way a kind conglomerate of approaches and ideas, when it is as its best. From a geological perspective, a conglomerate is a rock, which consists of individual objects that stands out, and of matter that act as an almost cement-like texture, holding these objects together. This matter – made of finer grains – stems from the individual objects. Likewise, as a conglomerate the individual articles in this issue raises specific issues, and at the same time, the theoretical appro...
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