Perception Differences Between Students and Teachers of Undergraduate Industrial Design Core Courses

  • Wenzhi ChenEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1034)


The perception of education will influence the learning and teaching process and achievement. The purpose of this study is to explore the perceptions of the undergraduate industrial design core courses. First, 32 students and 9 instructors were interviewed to collect the qualitative data for formulating the framework. The framework consisted of seven scales, including Image, Motivation, Objectives, Activities, Resources, Evaluation, and Future Development. Then, the questionnaire was designed according to the framework. There were 406 students and 24 instructors participating in the survey. The Results demonstrated that students’ perceptions are similar to instructors. The major difference is the degree of perception. The main differences of the perceptions are on the learning process/method and career development.


Design education Core course Learning perception Teaching perception 



This research was funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan under grant numbers MOST 104-2410-H-182-018 and MOST 105-2410-H-182-011. Thanks are extended to all participants and research assistants for their contributions to these projects.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chang Gung UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan, R.O.C.

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