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A Study of the Relations Between the Demands of the Industry and the Capacity of the Graduated Industrial Designers in Iran

A Study of the Relations Between the Demands of the Industry and the Capacity of the Graduated Industrial Designers in Iran

Year: 2010

Section: INDUSTRIAL CONTEXTS

Editor: Boks W; Ion, W; McMahon, C and Parkinson B

Author: Mosaddad, Seyed-Hashem; Naeini, Hasan Sadeghi

Section: INDUSTRIAL CONTEXTS

Pages: 444-448

Abstract

The industrial design has been created in some Iranian universities since 1983. As a new discipline, it
faces certain challenges and weaknesses in terms of educational concepts. According to the problem
mentioned, exploring the issues of roots is the principal objective of this study. In proportion to the
certain restrictions and problems found in the pilot study, such as the gap between heads of
companies’ expectations and the requirements of industrial designers, certain types of questions are
prepared (for the interview) which are selected for this paper. Fourteen subjects from two separated
groups (7 industrial designers working in industry as employees and 7 Department officials ID
working in private or public sectors) were voluntarily participated in this cross-sectional study. The
sample size is limited because our goal was not to quantify the respondents, but to collect different
opinions of designers. So, this study has explored some critical gaps between the needs of education
and industries. According to the in-depth interview, the employee designers believe that some changes
must be made on credit education and workshops to improve knowledge and skills of students in
industrial design, particularly in some important areas such as "innovation", "the capacity of
software", "economics" and also "aesthetic concepts”. These data can help Iranian universities in the
rearrangement of the credits, the course works and also the workshops. Beside the mentioned results,
this research study helps industries in the evaluation of industrial designers who are looking for
opportunities to work.

Keywords: Industrial design, design education, employee, statistical analysis, software ability, evaluation.

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E&PDE 2010: ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT DESIGN EDUCATION 2010The 12th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education will take place 2-3 September 2010, and will be organised by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway in partnership with the Design Education Special Interest Group (DESIG) of the Design Society and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). The conference in 2010 will address the relationship between design education and design research. This year's conference theme, "When...

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