Patterns of Car History - A Teaching Aid that Developed into a Research Project

DS 62: Proceedings of E&PDE 2010, the 12th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education - When Design Education and Design Research meet ..., Trondheim, Norway, 02.-03.09.2010

Year: 2010
Editor: Boks W; Ion, W; McMahon, C and Parkinson B
Author: Dowlen, Chris
Page(s): 186-191


In the 1980s a set of colour slides was developed to teach students the design history of the car. This developed from a student teaching aid to being a research project, investigating design paradigms for cars using statistical processes to analyse changes and developments. The paper includes the research questions, methods and some results, concluding by asking how the research might be used to develop a teaching aid for students.

Keywords: Product development, design history, research from teaching


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