New Role of Designer's Value through Design Consultancy Developing

디자인 컨설턴트 발전을 통한 디자이너의 가치 향상

  • 진향 (동서대학교 디자인학부) ;
  • 강범규 (동서대학교 디자인학부)
  • Received : 2010.04.07
  • Accepted : 2010.07.21
  • Published : 2010.09.28


The design consultancy, with the development of economic integration, globalization of industrial design, technology revolution in the world and social economy, has come into being and grown gradually, which has injected new energy for the innovation of products and the expansion of new markets. Meanwhile, designers' function and their means to create value have started to diversify, instead of the single one, designing products only. As far as the thesis is concerned, it introduces relevant literature first so that basic concept, classification and etc. of the present design consultation are given. Second, with the help of certain research in advance, it shows the growth and the trend of design consultancy in UK, Japan and South Korea, as well as designers' progress and the diversion of their function with economy development. Finally, the conclusion is given on the basis of the ambiguity of designers' function in industrial design consultation in present corporations. Besides, it points out what roles are likely to be played by designers, as the planner of the whole project, the maker of the strategy, the provider of the whole program, the guide of clients and the supplier of related database, while providing industrial design consultation.


Design Consultation;Designer;Value


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