Is Design Education Preparing Product Designers for the Real World? A Study of Product Design Graduates in Ireland
This study aims to identify professional product design roles. It presents the results of a survey of 251 graduates from undergraduate product design courses. Data was gathered about graduate’s job de
Designers are moving from just responding to a brief from a client to also actively engaging with users and stakeholders to become ‘problem finders’ as well as ‘problem solvers’.
In user-centred design, there is recognition that designers must understand the perspectives of the users for whom the product or service is being designed.
Abstract: Design in industry is changing and design education needs to evolve accordingly. The borders between design disciplines are blurring with the different areas of design extending into each o