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Erkarslan, Onder; Aykul, Zeynep – Design and Technology Education, 2018
University-industry collaboration (UIC) provides not only effective training for students but also knowledge production in universities for industry to contribute to the economy (Bektas & Tayauova, 2013). The paper proposes to analyse reasons for deficiencies in UIC with a comparative analysis of the curriculum of the industrial design (ID)…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, School Business Relationship, Comparative Analysis, Masters Degrees
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Schaeffer, Jennie Andersson; Palmgren, Marianne – Design and Technology Education, 2017
In information design education, we strive to find methods that provide students with opportunities to explore different ways of learning and designing. We seek to support development of contextual competences that will be helpful in navigating an unknown future of design in society. A challenge in today's design education is to formulate and use…
Descriptors: Novices, Design, Teaching Methods, Context Effect
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Schooner, Patrick; Nordlöf, Charlotta; Klasander, Claes; Hallström, Jonas – Design and Technology Education, 2017
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD, 2013) defines its views on necessary skills for 21st century citizenship and life-long learning, advocating a generic skillset of literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving in technology-rich environments. Other sources also include critical thinking as a vital 21st Century skill.…
Descriptors: Role, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Compulsory Education
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Babapour, Maral; Rehammar, Bjorn; Rahe, Ulrike – Design and Technology Education, 2012
This paper presents two studies in which an empirical approach was taken to understand and explain form generation and decisions taken in the design process. In particular, the activities addressing aesthetic aspects when exteriorising form ideas in the design process have been the focus of the present study. Diary methods were the starting point…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Industrial Arts, Design, Masters Programs
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Zarin, Ru; Lindbergh, Kent; Fallman, Daniel – Design and Technology Education, 2012
Widely acknowledged as an archetypal design activity, sketching is typically carried out using little more than pen and paper. Today's designed artifacts however, are often given qualities that are hard to capture with traditional means of sketching. While pen and paper sketching catches the character of a building, it may not equally well capture…
Descriptors: Building Design, Architecture, Animation, Workshops
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Svensson, Maria; Zetterqvist, Ann; Ingerman, Ake – Design and Technology Education, 2012
Immersed in a technologically complex world, young people make sense of a multi-faceted set of events in everyday life. This article investigates the variation in how Swedish young people experience technological systems and is based on interviews focusing three systems concerning transport, energy and communication--contextualised in relation to…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Technological Advancement, Systems Analysis, Phenomenology
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Kimbell, Richard – Design and Technology Education, 2011
In this article, the author relates his experience in a recent trip to Sweden. He was assigned to supervise a research student who is preparing a very interesting PhD about the role of the many different kinds of knowledge that have relevance to people in technology. His latest tutorial paper included a fascinating account of some examples of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Students