Design Educator Panel: The facilitation versus delivery debate
Our panel discuss the challenges, barriers and opportunities that have arisen out of the need to transition education to a fully online format.

The third in a series that aims to help educators connect, share and thrive off each other in the design and education space. This series offers tips, dialogue, critical thought and a sense of community around design education. Each webinar will tackle a different topic in design academia. 


This panel covers:

  • Hackathons, charrettes, design jams, they are all popular, executed and exist in the college experience: How do we feel about them? Are they beneficial?
  • In the college environment, should we deliver less, challenge more? What balance of facilitation vs delivery should we be aiming for?
  • What produces the most talented and effective designers?
  • How can we tailor the education space to attend to a variety of learners. 


  • Andrew Boardman RGD, Instructor at the University of Manitoba & Principal Owner of Manoverboard Inc., Winnipeg
  • Xavier Massé, Professor/Coordinator of Interactive Media Management and Interaction Design Development at George Brown College & Founder of eM (Xavier Massé Design), Toronto
  • Hyein Lee RGD, Professor of the Bachelor of Illustration Program at Sheridan College, Oakville
  • Sarah Rutherford, Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Cleveland State University, Cleveland 
  • Miranda Ting, Curriculum Designer & Educator at the University of Fraser Valley, Abbotsford

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Moderated by Bianca DiPietro RGD

Bianca is a Program Coordinator & Professor at Humber College in the Graphic Design Program. She has over 10 years of experience in design, ranging from traditional branding to experiential and digital design. Currently Bianca is interested in discovering meaningful work and finding ways to uncover personal impact within the design discipline. This extends into creating engaging educational environments for her students and bringing real world experiences into the college ecosystem. She’s participated in some international initiatives that have shed light on happiness within the educational space and wishes to explore this further.



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