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Evans, M., Spruce, J., 2008.

Life after the party: Student experiences and graduate expectations

Output Type:Conference paper
Presented at:Engineering & Product Design Education Conference
Publication:DS 46: Proceedings of E and PDE 2008, the 10th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education
Venue:Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona
Publisher:Artyplan global printers ltd, spain
Dates:4/9/2008 - 5/9/2008
Pagination:pp. 761-766

This paper considers students' experience of product design education, and explores their expectations of working in the design industry. It provides a contextualisation of recent initiatives that call for increased emphasis upon the commercial awareness of design within the curriculum. Evidence of the 'disconnect' between students' perceptions of design practice and the increasing demands from the industry are detailed.