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Educating Design Professionals In The 21st Century

Guo, FB and Finlay, PJ (2015) Educating Design Professionals In The 21st Century. In: The 17th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, 03 September 2015 - 04 September 2015, Loughborough University Design School. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Recent research indicates that skills, knowledge and creativity (SKC) share equal importance for professional designers (Guo, 2011). This is also true of graduate designers (Zerillo, 2005). The design of the curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment strategy is therefore crucial in preparing students for professional practice. An experiment was conducted to identify whether the current BSc Product Design Engineering (PDE) programme offered by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) adequately prepares students for employment in the design industry. The findings showed that the current programme’s design and teaching and learning approach needs to be re-evaluated if it is to satisfy students’ intellectual growth and prepare them for careers in the product design sector.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Product design, design education, industrial design, product design engineering
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2016 12:44
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2016 12:44
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3294

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