The aim of this paper is to provide a structured collection of case studies organized around the core discussion of how
to address the subject of digital media in schools of design in general and architecture in particular. By means of these
case studies it will be possible to understand the trajectory that we have followed in the Department of Architecture at
Texas A&M University, having as main goal the incorporation of digital media instruction in design curricula and to
assess whether our instructional methods and strategies are in tune with our present understanding of the role of digital
media in design. The case studies have been organized following three main contextual themes, namely: shaping
our understanding of the role of digital media in design, incorporating digital media in the design studio, and adapting
to the availability of new technology. The paper includes the identification of critical issues, among them: polarization
between traditional and digital media, solutions for continuous learning and update, and pervasive accessibility of
digital means. The paper states conclusions and identifies the opportunities and challenges that we foresee in the near
future based on the implementation of multidisciplinary integration and the development of multimodal and media- rich
Keywords : Digital Media Instruction, Design Studios, Design Education, Multimodal and Media-Rich Integration, BIM.
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