Learning From an Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Project-based Design Course

DS 69: Proceedings of E&PDE 2011, the 13th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, London, UK, 08.-09.09.2011

Year: 2011
Editor: Kovacevic, Ahmed, Ion, William, McMahon, Chris, Buck, Lyndon and Hogarth, Peter
Author: Yim, Hyunjune; Lee, Keun; Brezing, Alexander; Loewer, Manuel; Feldhusen, Joerg
Series: E&PDE
Section: International Collaboration and Global Product Development
Page(s): 727-733


As globally distributed product development becomes increasingly common among major companies of today, educational tools for preparing our students for such work environments are needed increasingly. As one of the most effective tools for such a purpose, the industrial design and mechanical engineering departments of a Korean university and a mechanical engineering department of a German university have jointly conducted a project-based, interdisciplinary and intercultural product development for four years. This paper presents observations made by the instructors and students during the project, and lessons learned from the analysis of those observations. It is hoped that these lessons will serve as useful guidelines for other institutions that are planning similar courses to cope with the ever-increasing globalization and inter-disciplinary product development processes.

Keywords: Onterdisciplinary, intercultural, collaboration


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