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DS 83: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE16), Design Education: Collaboration and Cross-Disciplinarity, Aalborg, Denmark, 8th-9th September 2016
Editor: Erik Bohemia, Ahmed Kovacevic, Lyndon Buck, Christian Tollestrup, Kaare Eriksen, Nis Ovesen
Author: Chris Dowlen
Institution: Visiting Fellow, London South Bank University
The IED’s development of the Chartered Technical Product Design has prompted an investigation into
methods and processes of assessment of professional competence. This is intended to assess
competence in normal work and not using an invented assignment. The paper suggests the meanings
for professional competence and assesses different assessment methods, comparing them with those
currently used for engineers, designers and educators. It concludes that the current processes are
generally effective, but includes suggestions to modify current processes rather than suggest a
Design Education: Collaboration and Cross-disciplinarity The 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education will be hosted by the Department of Architecture, Design & Media Technology of Aalborg University, Denmark. The conference is organised in partnership with the Design Education Special Interests group (DESIG) of the Design Society, and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). The Conference brings together representatives from education, design...