Economics education in industrial design


Cyprus International Conference on Educational Research (CY-ICER), CYPRUS, 8 - 11 Şubat 2012, cilt.47, ss.1353-1357 identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 47
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.825
  • Basıldığı Ülke: CYPRUS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1353-1357


Industrial design is a tool for economic goals. To achieve these goals, the skills of designers should be developed and they need to be able to understand at least basics of economics and to undertake thought models on cost-benefit analysis in the decision-making. Although designer's contribution in the economy is widely acknowledged, in design institutions, developing courses which enable design student about economics is still limited or disregarded. However, economics education helps students to achieve new form of analysis in decision making in practice. It also facilitates designer candidates to work alongside and in collaboration with other disciplines as finance and marketing. Thus, even sufficient level of economic knowledge could help designers to contact, understand or articulate business world on a common language. In this study, economic education for undergraduate students will be discussed. The study searches for designers to improve capacity to work alongside and in collaboration with finance. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd.