Abstract

The discipline of industrial design is in a continuous change due to the developments in information and production technologies. As a result of this change, the designers are expected to be equipped with diverse skills and sets of knowledge. Hence the scope of formal design education needs to be enlarged and the theoretical and methodological basis of it needs to be reconstructed according to this new scope. This enlarged scope is embedded to the curriculum on theoretical and practical aspects. On the account of basic design, which is regarded to be the foundation course of industrial design education, this newly emerging aspects are generally introduced by relating practical basis of the course with new sets of design knowledge. This study proposes a three step framework for the basic design course for industrial design, which intends to construct the practical basis in accordance with the current needs, skills and mindsets for design practice.

Keywords:

basic design, practical basis, transition of design practice, design knowledge

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Transition from basic design to product design: A new practical basis

The discipline of industrial design is in a continuous change due to the developments in information and production technologies. As a result of this change, the designers are expected to be equipped with diverse skills and sets of knowledge. Hence the scope of formal design education needs to be enlarged and the theoretical and methodological basis of it needs to be reconstructed according to this new scope. This enlarged scope is embedded to the curriculum on theoretical and practical aspects. On the account of basic design, which is regarded to be the foundation course of industrial design education, this newly emerging aspects are generally introduced by relating practical basis of the course with new sets of design knowledge. This study proposes a three step framework for the basic design course for industrial design, which intends to construct the practical basis in accordance with the current needs, skills and mindsets for design practice.

 

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