Designer's Identity: Personal Attributes and Design Skills

Kamila Kunrath, Philip Cash, Jason Li-Ying

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    A designer’s professional identity (DPI) develops through both education and professional experience, building on core personality traits and innate skills. In this paper a systematic literature review and a secondary narrative review were developed in order to map personal attributes and design skills that comprise the DPI. Just a few works in literature dealt with these two elements holistically. Thus, in order to address this gap a holistic understanding of these elements, in context, is proposed as a cohesive framework where a DPI can be described as it evolves over time.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication14th International Design Conference - Design 2016
    Number of pages12
    PublisherDesign Society
    Publication date2016
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event14th International Design Conference - Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Duration: 16 May 201619 May 2016
    Conference number: 14


    Conference14th International Design Conference
    Internet address


    • Designer
    • Identity
    • Personality
    • Skills
    • Competencies


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