A Case Study: Designeer Education Program and Application of Capstone Design - Focusing on Design Thinking Process of a Robot Vacuum Cleaner

디자이니어 양성 커리큘럼 및 캡스톤 디자인 응용 사례연구: 로봇청소기의 디자인적 사고 프로세스 사례를 중심으로

Lim, Dokshin;Ahn, Junghyun

  • Received : 2019.01.09
  • Accepted : 2019.03.15
  • Published : 2019.03.31


This paper deals with a 'Designeer' education program that has a specific objective of educating design to undergraduate students in mechanical engineering with the aim of enhancing their ability of collaboration with designers when they are going to work in the field after graduation. The entire curriculum of the Designeer education program is introduced first, the end of which two-semester Capstone Design Courses for senior students is offered to let them practice all the knowledge and skills in a project-based learning environment. Learning specific matters such as sketching & visual thinking, prototyping and user experience design is one thing and practicing those knowledge and skills into a Capstone Design project is another. At this point, design thinking process needs to be in place to give students a foresight of one-year journey and to ensure that they will produce a desirable, feasible and viable product at the end of the year when they define the right problem at the beginning. Their frustrations and discoveries while applying design thinking throughout the year is explained by taking an example of a Robot Vacuum Cleaner design project. Finally, we provide real examples of effective methods to practice divergent and convergent phases.


Engineering education;Capstone design;Designeer;Design engineer;Design thinking


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