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Editor: Lyndon Buck, Geert Frateur, William Ion, Chris McMahon, Chris Baelus, Guido De Grande, Stijn Verwulgen
Author: Stijn Verwulgen (1), Chris Baelus (1), Alfons Cornelis (1), Vanessa Van Kerckhoven (2)
Institution: 1: Artesis University College Antwerp, Belgium; 2: University of Antwerp, Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute-Vaxinfectio
Transition from a professionally oriented educational program of the master in product development to an academic context (the Bologna process) has induced the need to scientifically underpin the outcomes of design processes, as conducted in the educational program. Moreover, the master in product development has opted for science and technology as substantial drivers for value creation. To translate results of scientific research into new products that have value from an economic as well as user perspective, a research and educational line was organized covering topics on ‘innovation in health care’. Our partners in industry, intermediate organisations of both industry and caretakers, other research groups and our own students supported this new track. In this paper, we illustrate how diverse projects are initiated in master theses, organised around different partnerships, and describe the merits for the master in product development as well as other academic partners involved.
The 14th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE2012) will take place at the Department of Design Sciences, Product Development, Artesis University College Antwerp, 6-7 September 2012 with the theme "Design Education for Future Wellbeing". The conference is a unique opportunity for educators, practitioners, researchers and student in design-related areas to meet and exchange experiences in design education and future wellbeing. Artesis University College is...