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|
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.