Exploring digital toolkit ecosystems: a study of an application usage pattern in studio based design / Mohamed Nizam ... [et al.]

Nizam, Mohamed and Matori, Suziyanty and Zaini, Dzulkarnain and Zulkifli, Jazmin (2024) Exploring digital toolkit ecosystems: a study of an application usage pattern in studio based design / Mohamed Nizam ... [et al.]. International Journal of e-Learning and Higher Education (IJELHE), 19 (2): 2. pp. 31-49. ISSN 2229-8223


In the ever-evolving landscape of studio-based design education, the integration of digital tools and applications has become paramount. This conceptual paper delves into the dynamic realm of “Digital Toolkit Ecosystems,” presenting a visionary study that seeks to unravel the intricate web of app usage patterns within studio-based design disciplines. In an era where technology has become an indispensable facet of the creative process, understanding how emerging apps shape the learning landscape is of critical significance. The paper lays the foundation for an in-depth exploration of how these digital tools influence pedagogy and design practice in studio-based education. By conducting a comprehensive study, it endeavors to unearth usage trends, preferences, and their impact on learning outcomes. The study takes a holistic approach, considering diverse design disciplines such as architecture, interior design, and industrial design. Central to this exploration is the recognition of the symbiotic relationship between learners, educators, and the digital tools they employ. The paper envisions uncovering patterns of app adoption, utilization, and their influence on students’ creativity, problem-solving skills, and design proficiency. The methodology incorporates qualitative and quantitative research, including surveys, interviews, and usage analytics. By examining both the macro and micro perspectives of the digital toolkit ecosystems, this study aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of their role in studio-based design education. Ultimately, this conceptual paper aspires to offer valuable insights for educators, institutions, and technology developers, driving informed decisions to enhance the integration of digital tools within studio-based design education. Through the lens of “Digital Toolkit Ecosystems,” it endeavors to shape the future of design pedagogy, empowering learners to thrive in an increasingly digital and innovative world.


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Nizam, Mohamed
Matori, Suziyanty
Zaini, Dzulkarnain
Zulkifli, Jazmin
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Telecommunication
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Institute Of Continuing Education & Professional Studies (iCEPS)
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of e-Learning and Higher Education (IJELHE)
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > International Journal of e-Learning and Higher Education
ISSN: 2229-8223
Volume: 19
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 31-49
Keywords: apps usages, creative workflow, design tools, design ecosystem, studio design
Date: March 2024
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/95093
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