Designers’ identity: skills' self-perception and expectation in design students

Kamila Kunrath, Philip Cash, Jason Li-Ying

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDS92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
    PublisherDesign Society
    Publication date2018
    Pages2045-2054
    ISBN (Electronic)978-953-7738-59-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventDESIGN2018 - 15th International Design Conference - Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Duration: 21 May 201824 May 2018
    http://www.designconference.org/

    Conference

    ConferenceDESIGN2018 - 15th International Design Conference
    CountryCroatia
    CityDubrovnik
    Period21/05/201824/05/2018
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    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