Abstract

This paper will present a picture of what industrial design might be in the future, as well as tested examples of what this could mean in practice. It uses empirical material from workshops by 32 faculty members in the area of design and personal written reflections of 102 members of design faculty and students. The paper will show three types of change that we might expect in the future: changes in our artistic basis, changes in what types of new skills are needed, and new intellectual ways of approaching design.

Keywords

industrial design, design and society, prototyping, future of design

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Jul 1st, 12:00 AM

What is the Future of Industrial Design?

This paper will present a picture of what industrial design might be in the future, as well as tested examples of what this could mean in practice. It uses empirical material from workshops by 32 faculty members in the area of design and personal written reflections of 102 members of design faculty and students. The paper will show three types of change that we might expect in the future: changes in our artistic basis, changes in what types of new skills are needed, and new intellectual ways of approaching design.

 

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