Evans, M., Sommerville, S., 2007.
Seeing is believing: The challenge of product semantics in the curriculum
|Output Type:||Conference paper|
|Publication:||DS 43: Proceedings of E and PDE 2007, the 9th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education|
This paper outlines an approach for deconstructing product semantics into a language that is appropriate for design education. The author's evidence that this enables students to articulate design problems in a new way; to engage in research about the meanings their designs might have for others; and to enhance their ability to defend their proposals in the face of competing discourses. Case studies and examples of student engagement are presented and discussed.