Posted on Aug 03 , 2012 in Current Conferences & Electronics and Interaction Design

The Role of Electronic Product Development in Design Education [Podcast]

Podcast | Various Authors | 3 August 2012

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The Role of Electronic Product Development in Design Education [Podcast]

Interview with John McCardle, Darren Southee, Nigel Zanker, Tom Pritchard and Peter Simcoe [chair] discussing the role of electronic product development in design education as part of the Electronic Interaction Design Online Conference. The interview was held at Loughborough Design School on 16 July 2012. You can download this interview in MP3 format [click right on link and SAVE TARGET AS].

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Video Guide

00:00 – Introducing the panel

00:44 – What is the traditional role of the designer and why should electronics should be included in the curriculum?

02:33 – As a vocation, what is the role of a modern industrial designer? John McCardle’s response

05:00 – As a vocation, what is the role of a modern industrial designer? Nigel Zanker’s response

06:44 – Does teaching electronics take anything away from the more traditional skills gained in industrial design education?

09:40 – Single point design and the development of cheaper and more accessible electronics prototyping resources

11:50 – Importance of being able to communicate

12:50 – The impact electronic understanding has on the design process

14:50 – Does teaching electronics take anything away from the more traditional skills gained in industrial design education? – revisited

16:00 – Employability: Jack of all trades, master of none?

20:00 – Being set up for life-long learning

22:00 – Summaries: Why are you in favour of electronics in the Industrial Design curriculum and how do you assess it? Darren Southeee’s response

25:40 –  Summaries: Why are you in favour of electronics in the Industrial Design curriculum and how do you assess it?John McCardle’s response

30:20 – Summaries: Why are you in favour of electronics in the Industrial Design curriculum and how do you assess it?Nigel Zanker’s response

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Nigel Zanker
Programme Director, Design Education and Research

Loughborough Design School
Loughborough University
Loughborough
LE11 3TU
UK

n.p.zanker@lboro.ac.uk
Direct: +44 (0)1509 222661
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