A Case Study of International Design-Engineering Collaborative Design Project Course

디자인-공학 국제 협업설계 교육의 사례 연구

  • Yim, Hyunjune (Department of Mechanical and System Design Engineering, Hongik University)
  • 임현준 (홍익대학교 공과대학 기계.시스템디자인공학과)
  • Received : 2013.11.04
  • Accepted : 2014.03.03
  • Published : 2014.03.31

Abstract

This paper is about a case study of an interdisciplinary and intercultural collaborative design project course that has been offered for six years. The distinct characteristics of this course lie in that its students consist of those in two different disciplines, mechanical engineering and industrial design, and also in two different countries, Korea and Germany. The themes of the design project have been selected differently over the years, but always were related to transportation and, particularly, personal mobility devices. The paper first delineates the course and illustrates examples of the outcomes. Then, unique aspects and challenges of the course that have been observed through the six runs and that are associated with the intercultural and interdisciplinary nature are indicated and discussed. The author is convinced that this course has been successful in helping prepare the students for globally-operating manufacturing companies in the future. It is hoped that the findings from this course and the discussions contained in this paper would help those who plan to offer similar courses.

Keywords

Design-Engineering collaboration;Collaborative design education;Intercultural collaboration;Team project

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 홍익대학교

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