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CAN STUDENT COMPETITIONS FOSTER THE INNOVATIVE DESIGN?

CAN STUDENT COMPETITIONS FOSTER THE INNOVATIVE DESIGN?

Year: 2014

Section: DESIGN EDUCATION

Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad

Author: Montagna F., Neirotti P., Paolucci E.

Series: DESIGN

Section: DESIGN EDUCATION

Pages: 1421-1430

Abstract

Student competitions, besides being designed to foster the educational goal of improving students’ skills and knowledge, aim also at fostering innovation, developing leading technology and new solutions. However, it can happen that, instead of bringing positive effects, competitions create collateral effects to innovative research, resulting a large waste of resources. The innovation goal gets lost, leaving to competition the only educational role. In order to prove this, the author has investigated the Shell Eco-Marathon case, being fuel economy competitions among the most known.

Keywords: innovation paths, design processes, student competitions

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