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At the core of architectural teaching is the Design Review or Critique in which students present their work to both their tutors and peers to receive immediate formative feedback.

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  • 1. architectural design reviewsa collaborative system between Liverpool and XJTLUFunded by the eLearning Steering GroupMike Knight, Andre Brown and Martin WinchesterSchool of Architecture

2. backgroundteaching of architectureMike Knight : School of Architecture 3. teaching of architecture professionally validated degree Royal Institute of British Architects qualification stages... Part 1BA (Hons) Architecture 3 years Year in practice Part 2MA - Master of Architecture2 years Year in practice Part 3Professional Practice exam Advanced Diploma in Professional PracticeMike Knight : School of Architecture 4. teaching of architectureLiverpool School of Architecture is the oldest RIBA course in the worldwith the pattern of education established here ... 50% taught modules 50% studio based studio design teaching is based around small group teaching and thedesign review or critiqueMike Knight : School of Architecture 5. Mike Knight : School of Architecture 6. design is a collaborative processMike Knight : School of Architecture 7. addMike Knight : School of Architecture 8. Enric Miralles conceptual drawing for Santa Caterina market, Barcelona 9. Mike Knight : School of Architecture 10. Mike Knight : School of Architecture 11. design review (or crit) students present their work to tutors and their peers mimics what happens in practice when presenting clients and internaldesign processes a crit is a dialogue between student, critic and peers Cultural differences evident in performance at a crit length varies according to year of study First year: 15mins final year: 45mins - 1 hour+ work presentedverbal presentation plus analogue and digital drawings / sketchbooks /physical models / digital animations etcMike Knight : School of Architecture 12. First year crit 13. First year critMike Knight : School of Architecture 14. final year critMike Knight : School of Architecture 15. XJTLUMike Knight : School of Architecture 16. XJTLU common foundation first year subject specific second year - mirrors Liverpool BA1 modulescurrent numbersfirst year : 128second year: 101Mike Knight : School of Architecture 17. XJTLU common foundation first year subject specific second year - mirrors Liverpool BA1 modulescurrent numbersfirst year : 128second year: 101September 2102 :160 XJTLU students join BA2current research is allow XJTLU students to experience design reviews inLiverpool before they arriveMike Knight : School of Architecture 18. Mike Knight : School of Architecture 19. low cost eCrit solution?Mike Knight : School of Architecture 20. problem definitionmobile solution to give student experience of Liverpool teachingbefore they arrivevideo feed3 cameras required ...camera 1 : student (tripod)camera 2 : critics (tripod)camera 3 : work (mobile)audio feed2 microphones required ...microphone 1:studentmicrophone 2:criticsMike Knight : School of Architecture 21. System diagramMike Knight : School of Architecture 22. LiverpoolSuzhouMike Knight : School of Architecture 23. solutionsstandard video conferencing+high quality and proven-expensivefixed locationdoes not give the atmosphere of a studio based reviewMike Knight : School of Architecture 24. known problems design reviews are noisy and busy students unfamiliar with being filmed time difference to Suzhou is 8 hours Skype bandwidth can be unpredictable Chinese government control of internet small amount of money availableMike Knight : School of Architecture 25. systemSoftware (all streaming to Skype) Vidblaster (vidblaster.com)podcasting software and digital stream mixer Xsplit (xsplit.com)record and stream video streamshardware 3 high quality Logitech webcams 2 hand held microphones (later wireless) audio mixing deskrequires a powerful laptop to stream and record simultaneouslyMike Knight : School of Architecture 26. initial resultsMike Knight : School of Architecture 27. testing processstep 1 : local recordingstep 2 : test with known quality sourcestep 3 : initial tests with XJTLUMike Knight : School of Architecture 28. step 1 : local recordingtest of hardware, software and logisticstest recording of crit and tutorial recording of MA groupcurrent MA is 97% Chinesetesting of hardware and softwarelooking for unforeseen logistical problemsassessment of student feedbackMike Knight : School of Architecture 29. Mike Knight : School of Architecture 30. overall view of students plus picture in picture of handheld detailMike Knight : School of Architecture 31. full screen of handheld detailMike Knight : School of Architecture 32. Mike Knight : School of Architecture 33. overall view of detail plus picture in picture of overall viewMike Knight : School of Architecture 34. view of criticsMike Knight : School of Architecture 35. overall view of detail plus picture in picture of studentsMike Knight : School of Architecture 36. Mike Knight : School of Architecture 37. spit view of students and criticsMike Knight : School of Architecture 38. tutorial recordingMike Knight : School of Architecture 39. Mike Knight : School of Architecture 40. Mike Knight : School of Architecture 41. stage 1 : results overall, better than expected noise : Chinese students are noisier in crits than UK students setup and moving of equipment needs to be quicker and simpler students need to learn a slightly different process minor changes to hardware and software configurationsunexpected feedback from students :students found recording process useful to assess their own performanceMike Knight : School of Architecture 42. step 2 : test with known quality sourceTechnical University of Graz crit of undergraduate architecture students who were designing a scheme in Liverpoolknown excellent network link qualityMike Knight : School of Architecture 43. Mike Knight : School of Architecture 44. Mike Knight : School of Architecture 45. deteriorating video qualityMike Knight : School of Architecture 46. Skype shared desktopMike Knight : School of Architecture 47. Skype shared desktopMike Knight : School of Architecture 48. 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Mike Knight : School of Architecture 51. screenshot from GrazMike Knight : School of Architecture 52. step 2 : results some good, some problemsgood hardware and software largely worked well apart from connectionproblems to old projector use of Skype shared desktop for digital presentationsproblemsintermittent and unpredictable Skype line qualitydropped connectionsMike Knight : School of Architecture 53. stage 3 : testing with XJTLUoriginal plan was to test with the final crit in XJTLUbut ...logistical problems (crits at incompatible times/dates) and other staffcommitments resulted in a full crit test not happeningmeasurements have been taken during regular Skype meetingsline quality is mainly average and frequently poor.Mike Knight : School of Architecture 54. overall conclusions hardware / software worked more smoothly than anticipated software has a fairly steep familiarisation period student feedback has been largely positive, but some prioreducation/familiarisation is necessary Skype maybe not the best solution so other networks are beingtestedoovoooovoo.comvsee vsee.comMike Knight : School of Architecture 55. future workhardware consolidate and rationalise hardware to make more portable build into laptop and mixer in to system caseMike Knight : School of Architecture 56. future workdepartmental plan is to have a full working system in 2012-13 full testing with XJTLU recording and streaming of lectures in Liverpool back-to-back comparison of different networksMike Knight : School of Architecture 57. Mike Knight : School of Architecture