DESIGNERS’ IDENTITY: SKILLS' SELF-PERCEPTION AND EXPECTATION IN DESIGN STUDENTS
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Kunrath, Kamila; Cash, Philip; Li-Ying, Jason
Section: HUMAN BEHAVIOUR AND DESIGN
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0116
Designers’ Professional Identity (DPI) combines social- and self-perceptive awareness through which one is able to identify as a designer. However, self-perception can be different from the expectations associated with an ideal designer, especially during education. Thus, this paper reports a survey where self-perceived design skills and expectation are compared at different points in a design education. Findings indicate that changes in mindset modify the alignment between self-perception and expectations, which provides implications for education and for a broader understanding of DPI.
Keywords: professional identity, competence expectation, design education, design learning, human behaviour