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author = {Childs, PRN and Downie, J and Katz, T},
pages = {179--186},
title = {Design models and their value in education},
year = {2001}

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AB - There are a number of models of the design process that are in relatively common use ineducation. Within industry the use of a unified design model seldom occurs and most companiesand individual designers tend to develop their own although these often have common themes.The design educator faces the challenge of assisting students to develop their design skills andyet be employable within a range of industries. Methods used to achieve this aim often includethe presentation of the more common design models. However when models are presented at theearly stages of their education students have not usually yet attained the interdisciplinary skillsdemanded by the design process. This paper reviews the approaches adopted at two universitiesto address the issues of the complexities of design models in education and suggests someapproaches to teaching design methodology, which are perceived by the students to be helpfuland not simply yet other design constraints.
AU - Childs,PRN
AU - Downie,J
AU - Katz,T
EP - 186
PY - 2001///
SP - 179
TI - Design models and their value in education
ER -