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Reflective Practice in Design Thinking, Learning and Performing Product and Process Development

Reflective Practice in Design Thinking, Learning and Performing Product and Process Development

Year: 2012

Editor: Assoc. Prof. Poul Kyvsgaard Hansen, Professor John Rasmussen, Assoc. Prof. Kaj A. Jřrgensen, Assoc. Prof. Christian Tollestrup

Author: Annika Henrich, Anders Wikstrom and Mats Jackson

Series: NordDESIGN

Institution: 1: Aalborg University, Denmark; 2: Design Society, United Kingdom

ISBN: 978-87-91831-51-5

Abstract

This paper argues that educating engineers based on “traditional” engineering is not enough. It is becoming more and more important to build bridges to other disciplines as “innovation” and “design” and to build “multidisciplinary” environments to be successful in business and in research. The objective of the paper is to discuss how changes in education can prepare students in a better way for future work in the industry. The results in this paper are discussed in relation to Mälardalen University in Sweden and an ongoing attempt to develop the education in engineering design in a multidisciplinary academic milieu.

Keywords: Design thinking; learning; reflection; education

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ds conferenceNordDesign 2012

This 9th bi-annual conference serves as a Nordic complement to the large European and American conferences within the field of Engineering Design and Product Development. The conference topic is design in a wide context: Integrated Product Development, Engineering Design, Industrial Design and Conceptualisation. Suggested topics for paper submission are: - Product Development - Research approaches and topics - Design education and teaching Researchers, practitioners and students are invited...

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Enhancing a Nordic approach to product development in industry, education and research...

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