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Research for design using a conference principle as educational method

Research for design using a conference principle as educational method

Year: 2010

Section: RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

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

Author: Stilma, Margot

Section: RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

Pages: 498-503

Abstract

Industrial Design Engineering is a very interesting working field to perform in-depth research. To
students, unfortunately, these possibilities are not always known. Therefore, a course set up was
developed which implemented a research approach in a design & styling master course. The attention
to research is actively attracted by imitating a conference set up. It is combined with design by
incorporating an exhibition at the conference. All students have to restyle the same existing product,
using the product architecture as starting point. Their restyling is done based on literature research in
different fields. At the end of the course, students present their design process in a visual report, a
mock up and a paper at the conference with exhibition.
Interesting to see is that due to course set up, very interesting designs are made. With the compact
information gathering of consumer values and design approaches, and due to different students
studying varied approaches simultaneously, the students get to adapt models and combine information
to match to their specific value groups of people. Course evaluation shows that students appreciate and
value this course set up very much.

Keywords: Design education, value centred styling, product design, industrial design

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