‘One Thing Better’ And ‘Redesigning Design Education’- A Collaboration Between Industry And Academia.
Forkes, AD and Cooper Wright, M (2016). ‘One Thing Better’ And ‘Redesigning Design Education’- A Collaboration Between Industry And Academia. International Conference on engineering and product design education. Aalborg University, Denmark 08 - 09 Sep 2016
|Authors||Forkes, AD and Cooper Wright, M|
The Design industries are in positive flux and academia is trying to follow the pace as best it can; however some of the structures within academic frameworks restrict flexibility to mimic an industrial scenario. This disconnect can be compounded by educational alignment issues where different academic levels i.e. school to university can have large gaps between academic, industry and student expectations.
For the first of the two theme based projects, the students are tasked to focus on designing ‘One thing better’ in the context of the module. This project is intended to generate evidence for the industry partner to understand the level of students’ abilities so that the support mechanisms can be tailored for an improved outcome on the second larger project, ‘Redesigning Design Education’. This project takes a deeper dive approach with the intention of students following the project theme and reflecting on their own ‘design learning’ experiences, using those as a catalyst guided by both industry and academic.
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|08 Sep 2016|
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|Deposited||31 Jan 2017|
|Accepted||08 Sep 2016|
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