The problems with design education in the UK.

Prior, Stephen D., Karamanoglu, Mehmet ORCID logoORCID: and Shen, Siu-Tsen (2007) The problems with design education in the UK. In: IASDR07 proceedings emerging trends in design research. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. ISBN 9889910144. [Book Section]

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The objective of this paper is to explore the problems associated with design education in the UK. British
Design has an enviable international reputation for excellence, however, has this reputation been gained at
the expense of its student body? And is this neglect and contempt for the student customer now having
repercussions for the design sector itself? Since 2001, the British Design Sector has suffered poor results in nearly every performance indicator. Undoubtedly, competition from India and the Far East, namely Japan, Korea, Taiwan and more recently Mainland China is having an effect on the bottom line. It is suggested that an urgent review of the stakeholders be conducted to realign the sector, manage expectations and promote possible alternatives to traditional design careers; such as in the area of Design & Development Engineering, where skills such as design, reativity and innovation are much in demand.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Conference held on 12-15 November; Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 1830
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