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

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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
ISBN (Electronic)978-953-7738-59-4
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventDESIGN2018 - 15th International Design Conference - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 21 May 201824 May 2018


ConferenceDESIGN2018 - 15th International Design Conference
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