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Design Research and Education: A University Perspective

  • D. Marjanović
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Abstract

Design, designing and design research become terms of their own, spread over disciplines, professional, cultural or social groups, geographic borders or borders of any kind. However the body of knowledge about design has evolved significantly and engineering design research is an increasingly mature stand alone discipline The article discuses the main activities of design departments at universities: design research, design practice and design education, supporting the view that none of the three can be viewed, discussed or practiced without the others. Design research, education and practice as performed in academia today are primarily a question of balance. Discussion is supported with selected examples. Indication of potential research areas is presented.

Keywords

Design Research Design Practice Design Education Product Development Process Mature Stand 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Marjanović
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  1. 1.University of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

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