An educational and commercial product design symbiosis: a case study

Bryce Dyer, Chris Glasspool, Simon Terry

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    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Bibliographical note

    This conference paper was given at the 12th international conference on engineering and product design education (EPDE), organised by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway in partnership with the Design Education Special Interest Group (DESIG) of the Design Society and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). It was held 2-3 September 2010. Author's note: This paper was delivered at the ‘Engineering and Product Design Education’ conference, Trondheim, September 2010. The conference committee received around 300 contributions. After reviewing abstracts, the Review Board selected 125 contributions to be included in the proceedings. This paper discusses the results of a case study conducted at Bournemouth University from 2008 -2009. The study focuses on Product Design student projects and discusses how industrial engagement not only provided the means for a large scale creative input but also provided a massive peer assisted learning exercise between multiple year design students. The research used qualitative and quantitative methods for data collection, this included student focus groups, staff discussion and industrial partner interviews. Student project grade data was used for comparative analysis. The study data was gathered over a two year period, offering a wider understanding of the comparable results.
    The papers originality exists in the Peer Assisted Learning aspect of the study. The results and conclusions of this paper have been used to inform and direct revisions of project delivery, course structure and methods of industrial engagement. Additionally the study was used as a guide to direct the implementation of Peer Assisted Learning across the BU Design School Framework and has been used as exemplar material highlighting ‘Best Practice’ within the school.
    The publisher and copyright holder is the Design Society, UK


    • Design
    • education
    • industrial partner

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