Selecting and forming design teams

Prior, Stephen D. and Bradley, Michael D. and Shen, Siu-Tsen (2006) Selecting and forming design teams. In: International design research '06 : proceedings of international design research symposium, November 10-11, 2006, Seoul. Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers., Seoul, pp. 109-114. ISBN 899500464

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This paper explores the use of aptitude tests for selecting students for Design Engineering programmes. The latest ideas and theories are then explored regarding the usefulness of personality type instruments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter II (KTS II) as tools for forming balanced Design teams. The popularity of ‘Design’ programmes in the UK and overseas has been matched by the difficulty in recruiting to conventional ‘Engineering’ programmes. This has led to the explosive growth of programmes such as Engineering Design, Product Design and Design Engineering, which seek to exploit this demand. It is concluded that both Engineers and Designers have similar personality types, and a methodology of using personality type indicators to select and form design teams is postulated.

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Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Science and Technology
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