Characteristics and Transitions of Product Design Curriculum in Japan Between the 1970s and 2000s

Wei Leong Loh, Shinnichi ISHIMURA

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Abstract

In this research, a comparative study was done on the product design curriculums from nine sample Japanese national and public universities. Through the findings, some key characteristics were observed. Firstly, ‘Integrative’ subjects were gradually offered in the product design curriculum in the 1980s with an increased in numbers in the 1990s. But the emphasis of ‘integrative’ subjects differed among the sample universities. Secondly, the sample universities differed in the emphasis in offering diversity and flexibility in the study of professional education subjects. Thirdly, industrial experience was not emphasis for students to transit from school to work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IASDR 2011 Delft Diversity and Unity
EditorsNorbert Roozenburg, Lin-Lin Chen, Pieter Jan Stappers
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-6190-718-9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

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    Loh, W. L., & ISHIMURA, S. (2011). Characteristics and Transitions of Product Design Curriculum in Japan Between the 1970s and 2000s. In N. Roozenburg, L-L. Chen, & P. J. Stappers (Eds.), Proceedings of IASDR 2011 Delft Diversity and Unity [474]