Product design as a vehicle to integrate arts and sciences in design education.

Karamanoglu, Mehmet and Bardill, Andrew and Prior, Stephen D. (2007) Product design as a vehicle to integrate arts and sciences in design education. In: Proceedings of the International Association Of Societies Of Design Research, Emerging Trends in Design Research, 12-15 November 2007, Hong Kong. Proceedings of the International Association Of Societies Of Design Research, Emerging Trends in Design Research. ISBN 988-99101-4-4

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Abstract

In many parts of the world, Higher Education has often considered arts and sciences as an odd combination and many institutions have avoided this particular mix. Historically, this has been the accepted view; however, this view is changing. This paper provides a detailed account of curriculum development and strategies for enabling arts and science disciplines to blend in an effective way. It shows how strong alliances can be built in line with industry and general design practice expectations through “Live Projects”, that is projects sponsored by industry or other clients. The case studies provided in the paper are based on work conducted in the Product Design and Engineering Department at Middlesex University. The paper further demonstrates the importance of industry involvement, and how industrial collaborations can be managed to ensure that the academic provision is both relevant to the sector as well as responding to the needs of students. The paper was presented at the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR07), held at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The papers for the conference were reviewed in a double blind review process, and the conference was attended by an audience of over 400 delegates, focusing on emerging trends in design research.

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Research Areas:School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
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