Designers’ Professional Identity (DPI) combines social- and self-perceptive awareness through which one is able to identify as a designer. However, self-perception can be different from the expectations associated with an ideal designer, especially during education. Thus, this paper reports a survey where self-perceived design skills and expectation are compared at different points in a design education. Findings indicate that changes in mindset modify the alignment between self-perception and expectations, which provides implications for education and for a broader understanding of DPI.
|Title of host publication||DS92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||DESIGN2018 - 15th International Design Conference - Dubrovnik, Croatia|
Duration: 21 May 2018 → 24 May 2018
|Conference||DESIGN2018 - 15th International Design Conference|
|Period||21/05/2018 → 24/05/2018|
Kunrath, K., Cash, P., & Li-Ying, J. (2018). Designers’ identity: skills' self-perception and expectation in design students. In DS92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference (pp. 2045-2054). Design Society. https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0116