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Is design education preparing product for the real world? A study of product design graduates in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Kiernan, Louise
dc.contributor.author Ledwith, Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-18T10:22:46Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5123
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This study aims to identify professional product design roles. It presents the results of a survey of 251 graduates from undergraduate product design courses. Data was gathered about graduate s job descriptions; the companies that employ product designers and the postgraduate education taken. The objective was to show how design practice has evolved and the effect that this has had on product design as a discipline. The results highlight the cross over between design disciplines, the integration of product designers across different industries and the variety of roles that product designers undertake. Implications for product design education are discussed and recommendations are presented.   en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Design Journal;17 (2), pp. 218-237
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/175630614X13915240576022
dc.rights This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in The Design Journal 2014, 17 (2), pp. 218-237 © copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/175630614X13915240576022 en_US
dc.subject product design en_US
dc.subject design disciplines en_US
dc.subject design education en_US
dc.subject design practice en_US
dc.title Is design education preparing product for the real world? A study of product design graduates in Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2014-04-16T10:06:29Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.2752/175630614X13915240576022
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2017-04-28
dc.embargo.terms 2017-04-28 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1561580
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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