A decade of project based design education - is there a future?

Nikola Vukasinovic, Nusa Fain

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The paper identifies the value of the project-based learning in the aspects of: (1) defined set of skills students perceive as relevant for their transition from theory to practice; (2) identified gap between educational approach to design and design practice. To achieve this, qualitative and quantitative means of data collection have been implemented. Results of project-based learning revealed student lack many communication and teamwork skills despite sufficient technical knowledge. Although academic staff is aware of that, they miss sufficient support from governments and practitioners.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the DESIGN 2014 13th International Design Conference
EditorsMarjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad
Place of PublicationCastle Cary
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • project based
  • design education
  • future
  • transition
  • theory
  • practice
  • educational approach
  • teamwork
  • technical knowledge
  • european global product realization
  • challenges
  • design practice
  • project-based learning


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