Perspectives in competencies-based education: a curricular experience to form a new industrial design profile

DS 76: Proceedings of E&PDE 2013, the 15th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, Dublin, Ireland, 05-06.09.2013

Year: 2013
Editor: John Lawlor, Ger Reilly, Robert Simpson, Michael Ring, Ahmed Kovacevic, Mark McGrath, William Ion, David Tormey, Erik Bohemia, Chris McMahon, Brian Parkinson
Author: Mejia, Luis; Betancourt, Maria Clara
Series: E&PDE
Institution: Icesi University, Colombia
Section: Best Practice in Design Education
Page(s): 052-057
ISBN: 978-1-904670-42-1


There is an evident gap between the quality of the design graduates and what future employers want them to do, it is understood that there is a difference between what they learn in school and what they are required to do in a professional setting. That is why today’s designer needs multiple abilities to develop innovative projects in varied contexts. This implies that it is necessary to implement changes in the scope and structure of the design curricula. A methodology was used that helped create a designer profile and a new curriculum proposal with entrepreneurial skills, the capability to identify business opportunities and the ability to manage a design project.

Keywords: Skills, competencies, curriculum, entrepreneurship, strategy


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