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The Change of Required Competences for Product Designer:From novice to professional
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, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, National University in Japan, Japan ; , Center of ICT and Distance Education, Open University in Japan, Japan

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the required capabilities for product designers. The changes of required capabilities in developmental stages from novice to professional designer were also investigated in this study. The authors conducted semi-structured interview for six designers. They were asked about what the required capabilities were as a professional designer. The main findings of this study were that having creative ideas, communication strategies, and autonomous learning attitudes were the most required capabilities for product designer. In addition, this study found the changes of required capabilities in developmental stages from novice to professional designer: (1) the shifts from the capability of describing imagination by using hand-writing or product design software to the capability of embodying creative ideas in actual product design, (2) the shits from the basic communication skills with colleagues to the effective communication skills with clients. Especially, the negotiation skills were required highly in the professional stages.

Citation

Lin, H. & Kato, H. (2010). The Change of Required Competences for Product Designer:From novice to professional. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 675-684). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 22, 2019 from .

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