Introducing form and user concept to Mechanical Engineering Students through Product Design Projects
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- Industrial Design Skills, Creativity, Form, User
This paper discusses a teaching method customized for mechanical engineering students. Based on the educational goals of ‘competency-based learning’, where students specifically hunt for the skills they need to acquire, a more flexible way of designing has been taught to stimulate their creativity, as well as to complement their capability towards problem solving. In Innovation Design Team (IDT) at Industrial Design Department of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), year 4 Mechanical Engineering students were introduced to project-based assignments, which were Product Practical and Semantic Analysis, Development of Creative Design on Form and Functionality. The assignments were organized as to transfer their skills from a constructive to a more intuitive and flexible character. Results have shown, through a collection of assignments, how a systematic approach in teaching at the HUST, IDT will efficiently develop the more intuitive and creative skills of students with several years of pure engineering background.
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TY - CONF AU - JI Qian AU - Fang Zhou PY - 2012/12 DA - 2012/12 TI - Introducing form and user concept to Mechanical Engineering Students through Product Design Projects BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Material Science (MEMS 2012) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 432 EP - 433 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/mems.2012.113 DO - 10.2991/mems.2012.113 ID - Qian2012/12 ER -