An interdisciplinary education model for design education at the Salzburg university of applied sciences

Michael Ebner, Kurt Gaubinger, Alexander Petutschnigg, Bernhard Rothbucher

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Abstract

The design courses at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences focus on the development of interdisciplinary education to prepare students for professional life and to enrich their curriculum with a wider knowledge of methods than is found in traditional design education. The concept described is based on the educational theories of Jerome Brunner. His concept of learning is based on representative steps. These steps are: enactive, iconic, and symbolic. When an issue relating to design is worked out with these steps, the design tasks can be defined, analysed, discussed and finally solved on different levels. As different fields of knowledge are involved in these processes, interdisciplinary working knowledge is taught.

Original languageEnglish
Pages21-26
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event8th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, E and DPE - Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 7 Sep 20068 Sep 2006

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, E and DPE
CountryAustria
CitySalzburg
Period07.09.200608.09.2006

Keywords

  • Design education
  • Global competition
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Product development

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