The Role of Learning- and Presentation- Portfolios in Design Educations

Bente Dahl Thomsen, Nis Ovesen

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Abstract

Students that primarily study design through team-based projects often struggle to develop presentation portfolios that differentiate from the ones of other students. In the industry, design managers experience this as a problem, as they often receive job applications with presentation portfolios that look very much alike. This raises doubts about the competences of the individual applicant. A solution to this problem could be to systematically generate more individual content in the form of learning portfolios throughout the design education. Based on limited knowledge about the implementation of the portfolio method in engineering design educations, this research project has investigated the method as part of a course programme. The preliminary experiments and results show that learning portfolio templates are effective in strengthening certain activities. On the other hand, the method risks draining resources from other activities, which is why the templates have to be carefully balanced in order to achieve the desired effect. The portfolio method proved to be especially good at illustrating process related competencies.
Translated title of the contributionLærings- og præsentationsporteføljer i designuddannelser
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign Education & Human Technology Relations : Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education
EditorsErik Bohemia, Arthur Eger, Wouter Eggink, Ahmed Kovacevic, Brian Parkinson, Wessel Wits
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationGlasgow, UK
PublisherDesign Society
Publication date4 Sep 2014
Pages2-7
Article number140
Chapter1
ISBN (Print)978-1-904670-56-8
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2014
EventThe 16th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Design Education & Human Technology Relations - University of Twente , Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 4 Sep 20145 Sep 2014
http://www.iepde.org/epde14/

Conference

ConferenceThe 16th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education
LocationUniversity of Twente
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period04/09/201405/09/2014
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