Abstract

Industrial design is to formulate innovation, promote business success, and hence to offer a better life. It is a design activity that applies strategic process of problem solving in design of product, system, service and experience. It is interdisciplinary, and should be coordinated with needs of enterprise due to the development of times. However, it lacks a scientific method in the process of curriculum planning, causing professional competencies of graduates failing to meet with company expectations. From an industrial and academic perspective, the requirements for industrial designing talents are listed. By Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), we can acquire the ratings of professional competencies, analyze into the professional capabilities that should be mostly addressed in curriculum planning.The use of AHP method establishes decision-making pattern in a reasonable manner, making systematic the complex problems, decomposing levels. Also by means of quantification, the weight of importance degree concerning expertise of industrial design is obtained and sequenced, facilitating the process of curriculum planning in terms of identification of expertises favorable to students. Lastly, QFD is applied to the planning of industrial design curriculums that complies to requirements of enterprise and society development, bringing forward the courses and disciplines which shall be strengthened and attached with great importance among students in current industrial design curriculums. Such research is favorable to the promoption of conformance in curriculum planning with actual needs, enabling actual utilization of school lectures, meanwhile it offers a scientific technique for curriclulum reforms.

Keywords:

Industrial Design, Curriculum Planning, Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), Scientificity

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Application of QFD and AHP in Curriculum Planning of Industrial Design

Industrial design is to formulate innovation, promote business success, and hence to offer a better life. It is a design activity that applies strategic process of problem solving in design of product, system, service and experience. It is interdisciplinary, and should be coordinated with needs of enterprise due to the development of times. However, it lacks a scientific method in the process of curriculum planning, causing professional competencies of graduates failing to meet with company expectations. From an industrial and academic perspective, the requirements for industrial designing talents are listed. By Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), we can acquire the ratings of professional competencies, analyze into the professional capabilities that should be mostly addressed in curriculum planning.The use of AHP method establishes decision-making pattern in a reasonable manner, making systematic the complex problems, decomposing levels. Also by means of quantification, the weight of importance degree concerning expertise of industrial design is obtained and sequenced, facilitating the process of curriculum planning in terms of identification of expertises favorable to students. Lastly, QFD is applied to the planning of industrial design curriculums that complies to requirements of enterprise and society development, bringing forward the courses and disciplines which shall be strengthened and attached with great importance among students in current industrial design curriculums. Such research is favorable to the promoption of conformance in curriculum planning with actual needs, enabling actual utilization of school lectures, meanwhile it offers a scientific technique for curriclulum reforms.

 

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