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ERIC Number: EJ1107604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0957 7572
Exploring the Learning Problems and Resource Usage of Undergraduate Industrial Design Students in Design Studio Courses
Chen, Wenzhi
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, v26 n3 p461-487 Aug 2016
Design is a powerful weapon for modern companies so it is important to have excellent designers in the industry. The purpose of this study is to explore the learning problems and the resources that students use to overcome problems in undergraduate industrial design studio courses. A survey with open-type questions was conducted to collect data. Participants in this study were 189 undergraduate industrial design students from three universities, and two coding schema were formulated for analysing the data. The results demonstrated that the most difficult design tasks included concept generation, design presentation, and design research. The learning resources used to solve the learning problems included four categories: people, object, method, and environment. This information will increase the understanding of the learning process of students and provide a reference for teaching and the setting of learning resources in industrial design education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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