FACILITATING NEED FINDING AND PROBLEM FORMULATION DURING COOPERATIVE WORK TERMS THROUGH VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION - PILOT IMPLEMENTATION RESULTS
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Nespoli, Oscar; Hurst, Ada; Russell, Jim
Section: DESIGN EDUCATION
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0257
This project aimed to teach, facilitate the learning of, and assess need finding and problem formulation skills while students were immersed in an authentic practice environment during their coop work terms. An interdisciplinary team of students was placed in a manufacturing facility where they were asked to need find and propose significant problems to solve while they were taught design methods remotely. Students reported that they learned more deeply than a classroom environment because they were able to be in constant engagement with the problems they were trying to solve.
Keywords: problem solving, design education, design practice