DESIGN IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION AS A CONTRIBUTION IN HUMAN “REAL PROBLEMS” SOLVING
Editor: Marjanovic, D.
Author: Pons, L.
Section: COMPETENCIES & COMMUNICATIONS
The paper is on the potential of Art and Design in Engineering Education and has the objective to argument in favor of enlarging the scope of Engineering Education programs. Engineering students’ skills are traditionally specific and their task is primarily oriented to understand or apply different structures of predictable problem spaces. Perception and personality variables are seldom studied, knowledge and skills that artists and designers have. Real world requires enough flexibility as it is increasingly becoming unpredictable. The main conclusion is that the adaptive and imaginative strengths of Design must be part of the academic profile of engineering students.