Design education: A case study of furniture and decoration education


World Conference on Educational Sciences, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 4 - 07 February 2009, vol.1, pp.2348-2353 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.411
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.2348-2353
  • Keywords: Design education, furniture education, interior design education, CAD
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, Computer Aided Design (CAD) education in the department of Furniture and Design, Technical Education Faculty, Gazi University, raises workforce for furniture industry and interior design sector, was investigated. A research questionnaire was developed and carried out with the students in accordance with the determination of problems, influence of education, teaching program and a comparative study of furniture design to classical drawing and CAD. As a result, the significant problem (96 %) was found as the lack and insufficiency of CAD lectures in the teaching program. According to the study, CAD process is much more effective as the process as a whole is taken into consideration. It has been determined that new lectures are needed for the education of the visual presentation since 15 hours is not sufficient. In reference to these results; there shall be a new approach to the CAD education of the department as a whole, where weekly lecture hours instead of diversity of the lectures shall be increased, since the process takes a long time; and the problems rising from lack of instructors shall be prioritised in the strategically planning. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved