A DESIGN COURSE COMBINING AESTHETICS AND ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE IN PBL STYLE

DS 80-11 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 11:Human Behaviour in Design, Design Education; Milan, Italy, 27-30.07.15

Year: 2015
Editor: Christian Weber, Stephan Husung, Gaetano Cascini, Marco Cantamessa, Dorian Marjanovic, Monica Bordegoni
Author: Hsiang-Tang, Chang
Series: ICED
Institution: National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Section: Human Behaviour in Design, Design Education
Page(s): 297-306
ISBN: 978-1-904670-74-2
ISSN: 2220-4334

Abstract

This paper is to display the effect of a PBL (Project Based Learning) style design course, which was constructed by the author, and combined aesthetics and engineering knowledge. The author considered that current Taiwanese industrial design collegiate students are not strong in engineering design, and they often emphasize appearance of product but ignore function; therefore, the author tried to develop pedagogy which involves the above-mentioned idea to lead students to develop buckle design and fabricate it. Through the experimental project in the course, most of the students were satisfied with the learning style and find the fulfillment in engineering design.

Keywords: Aesthetics, Engineering Knowledge, Project Based Learning, Buckle, Design Learning

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