|Publication status||Published - 2011|
Bibliographical noteThis paper was given at the 13th international conference on engineering and product design education (EPDE 2011): Design education for creativity and business innovation, held at City University London, an educational institution for business and the professions, conveniently located in Central London - one of the most vibrant business and design centres in the world. Jointly organised by the Institution of Engineering Designers, Design Society and City University London. The conference was held 8-9 September 2011. Author's note: This paper was delivered at the ‘Engineering and Product Design Education’ conference, London, September 2011. The conference committee received around 340 contributions. After reviewing abstracts, the Review Board selected 135 contributions to be included in the proceedings. This paper discusses the results of a study conducted at Bournemouth University from 2008 -2010. The study builds on previous publications and explores industrial engagement further, specifically investigating issues relating to intellectual property (IP) – student, university and company ownership. Qualitative evaluation is undertaken of both the student and of three industrial participants covering areas of IP, this included student focus groups, staff discussion and industrial partner interviews. The research also used quantitative data collection, student project grade data was used for comparative analysis. The study data was gathered over a three year period, offering a wider understanding of the comparable results. The qualitative research in the case studies show that live projects contain value as an exercise and are beneficial to the product design students both personally and professionally. Additionally, evidence from the literature review shows the benefits of industrial collaboration projects academically. The research is original in its identification of various areas of possible complication relating to IP in a university project context. The research offers guidance to university staff in terms of targeting suitable industrial partners and projects, implementing and managing IP and the paper also offers direction for further research.
The publisher and copyright holder is the Design Society, UK
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