Facilitating Students’ Design Sensitivity and Creativity in Design Detailing and Materialisation through Physical Models and Prototypes

DS 78: Proceedings of the 16th International conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE14), Design Education and Human Technology Relations, University of Twente, The Netherlands, 04-05.09.2014

Year: 2014
Editor: Erik Bohemia, Arthur Eger, Wouter Eggink, Ahmed Kovacevic, Brian Parkinson, Wessel Wits
Author: Siti Salwa, Isa; Andre Liem, Bj
Series: E&PDE
Institution: Department of Product Design, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Section: Creativity
Page(s): 580-585
ISBN: 978-1-904670-56-8


With respect to structured design processes, physical models are developed with the intention to give additional insight to the analytical, explorative, creative, detailing and materialisation design activities of the designer. In design education, the final two activities are often underemphasised in a structured design process, as educators tend to teach students to focus on defining problems and developing creative design solution at a strategic and conceptual level. Modes of representation in the form of holistic physical models are then developed to complement the understanding on these early stages of design activities. The neglect of detailing and materialisation activities, because of time constraints, increased accessibility to other modes of presentation such as CAD, or students

Keywords: Models and prototypes, Detailing and Materialisation, Design Education


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