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

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

Year: 2013

Section: Best Practice in Design Education

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

Pages: 052-057

ISBN: 978-1-904670-42-1

Abstract

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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ds conferenceE&PDE13 Fifteenth International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education

E&PDE13 Fifteenth International Conference on Engineering and Product Design EducationDesign Education - Growing our Future The 15th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education Conference will be organised by the School of Manufacturing & Design Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), in participation with the Design Education Special Interest Group (DESIG) of the Design Society and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). The conference will bring together representatives from education, design practice, industry and government agencies...

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