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Introducing Students to Conceptual Frameworks for Insight-Driven Projects

Introducing Students to Conceptual Frameworks for Insight-Driven Projects

Year: 2016

Editor: Julie Linsey, Maria Yang, and Yukari Nagai

Author: Richard Fry

ISBN: 978-1-904670-82-7

Abstract

In order to increase their design creativity in a third-year, externally sponsored project experience, second-year industrial design students are introduced to the skills critical for performance in these broad conceptual product development courses. The educational goal is for them to strengthen their judgment, and gain an amount of confidence in the process of simplification, or the ability to organize, group, eliminate, and leverage themes from a large, unfocused data set. This paper highlights the difficulties and successes in working with students toward this goal.

Keywords: Simplification, Design Synthesis, Divergent, Convergent

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