Discursive Constructions of Design and Implications for Engineering Education

Bidragets oversatte titel: Diskursive konstruktioner af design og implikationer for ingeniøruddannelse

Rikke Premer Petersen

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Resumé

Recognition of design discourses at play in professional practice is key when discussing ways to reintroduce designerly ways in engineering education.
This paper outlines three design discourses discussed in literature and mirroring contemporary design practice: Viewing ‘design as art’ upholds traditional ties to the arts and craft tradition, where individual designers work with tangible form and aesthetics. Perceiving ‘design as problem solving’ focuses on the process viewed as a collective search for solutions. In ‘design as dialogue’ this is extended to a reflective practice where the designer is co-developing problem and solution.
From these discourses we learn that different professions practice and interpret design differently. No one discourse can capture all perspectives of the heterogeneous design notion, but instead highlight diverse qualities of good design practice.
Based on the discourses discussed, three key elements of design are highlighted: the materiality, the social, and the reflective sides of designing. All of these elements are represented in the issues of communication, which can be a central focus area when taking a designerly turn in engineering practice.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2013
Antal sider9
StatusUdgivet - 2013
Begivenhed International Conference on Engineering Design 2013 : Design for Harmonies - Seoul, Sydkorea
Varighed: 19 aug. 201322 aug. 2013
Konferencens nummer: 19

Konference

Konference International Conference on Engineering Design 2013
Nummer19
LandSydkorea
BySeoul
Periode19/08/201322/08/2013

Emneord

  • design discourse
  • Design education
  • design engineering
  • kommunikation

Citer dette

Petersen, R. P. (2013). Discursive Constructions of Design and Implications for Engineering Education. Afhandling præsenteret på International Conference on Engineering Design 2013 , Seoul, Sydkorea.
Petersen, Rikke Premer. / Discursive Constructions of Design and Implications for Engineering Education. Afhandling præsenteret på International Conference on Engineering Design 2013 , Seoul, Sydkorea.9 s.
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