Changeability: Unfolding a Method for Learning and Designing in a Fast Paced Market

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: Ovesen, Nis
Page(s): 126-131


This paper addresses the discussion about how designers and design educations should consider the challenges of increasingly faster and unpredictably changing markets. By looking into the domains of software and web development, burdened with similar challenges of changing environments, the procedures of Agile Development are identified as a possible solution to the problem. The paper unfolds procedures of Agile Development in an attempt to utilise them as tools in the Industrial Design education. Furthermore, a set of learning structures from Cooperative Learning are proposed as a feasible way of introducing concepts of Agile Development in the curriculum of the design educations and how to evaluate these activities is discussed.

Keywords: Industrial design, agile development, change, cooperative learning, design education


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