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Developing a thematic design curriculum as a bologna master
Linköping University.
Södertörn University, School of Communication, Technology and Design, Media technology. Linköping University.
2007 (English)In: Shaping the future?: proceedings of the 9th Engineering & Product Design Education International Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 13-14 September, 2007, Basildon: Hadleys , 2007, 63-68 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Design education is taking on new forms at many universities around the world, since many people see that a designer today works in many different contexts with many different materials. In Europe, the Bologna reform of higher education is therefore timely. It offers a possibility to reflect and restructure design curricula for the changing world of design. In this paper we outline the development of a Bologna style curriculum for a Master of Science (two years) with a Major in Design at Linköpings universitet in Sweden. The Master's Programme in Design is multidisciplinary, and the guiding principle is that a designer of tomorrow will work less with specific materials and more within differing design contexts. A problem we faced with the studio classes was how to define progression. In order to structure the progression we identified a set of core competences for designers. These competences are used to define areas within which learning outcomes can be defined. The competence fields are; Vision & concept, Design methods, Tools & materials, User & actor perspective, Versatility, Design theory & research and Continuous competency development. Our conclusion is progression in studio classes can be structured in relation to these fields.

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Basildon: Hadleys , 2007. 63-68 p.
Keyword [en]
Curricula, Design context, Multidisciplinary, Progression, Thematic, Competency development, Core competence, Design curricula, Design Education, Design method, Design theory, Guiding principles, Higher education, Learning outcome, Master of science, New forms, Specific materials, Studios, Product design
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Media and Communication Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-22558ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84859220687ISBN: 9780955394218 (print)OAI: diva2:704586
10th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, E and PDE 2008; Newcastle; United Kingdom; September 13-14, 2007.
Available from: 2014-03-12 Created: 2014-03-03 Last updated: 2014-03-12Bibliographically approved

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