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Interdisciplinarity in product design education : balancing disciplines to foster creativity

  • The focus of this work lies on teaching methods for product design to stimulate novelty within a multiple disciplinary educational context. To address this issue, the different types of multiple disciplinary approach are presented by reviewing existing literature. As the initial study involved looking at the correlation between disciplines and product features, the definition of product design and its relationship with industrial design and other adjacent domains are introduced. The structure of a newly developed interdisciplinary master in product design is presented and, within this program, an educational activity fostering creativity in heterogeneous multiple disciplinary environments is described. Inspired by the approach of industrial designers to generate creative solutions, it is conceived to help product design students to flexibly adapt the problem and the solution space together through an iterative process.

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Author of HS ReutlingenLuccarelli, Martin
Erschienen in:Fourth International Conference on Design Creativity, Atlanta, GA, November 2nd - 4th, 2016
Publisher:Design Society
Place of publication:Bristol
Document Type:Conference proceeding
Publication year:2016
Tag:design theory; industrial design; multiple disciplinary teaching
Page Number:8
First Page:1
Last Page:8
DDC classes:620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und Maschinenbau
Open access?:Ja
Licence (German):License Logo  Open Access