Proposal and Requirements for a Platform that Assists Teaching–Learning in the Problematization of Design Projects

Luiza Selau, Júlio Carlos de Souza Van der Linden, Carlos Alberto Miranda Duarte, Teemu Leinonen

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Design methods are a way to guide the project development process in the area. During the years of graduation students show more interest in the creative phase of the process, and less involvement with the research phase and understanding of the opportunity of the project, as well as the phase of finalizing and adapting the solution for delivery. Since the problematization phase is more theoretical and reflective, it is easy to understand this academic preference for the creative phase of the projects before the others, but mainly in relation to the understanding of the opportunity. Knowing the importance of research and analysis in the design process, the article shows the structured logic to define the development of a platform that aims to assist the realization of this important part in the project process. The approach of the article highlights the observation of classroom contexts in disciplines of graduation projects in Design in Brazil and Portugal. As a proposal, it presents the definition and requirements of an interactive digital platform as a way to assist undergraduate students in problematizing design projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Game + Design Education: Proceedings of PUDCAD 2020
EditorsÖzge Cordan, Demet Arslan Dinçay, Çağıl Yurdakul Toker, Elif Belkıs Öksüz, Sena Semizoğlu
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-65060-5
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventUniversal Design Practice Conference: Game + Design Education - Virtual, Online, Turkey
Duration: 24 Jun 202026 Jun 2020

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Design and Innovation
ISSN (Print)2661-8184
ISSN (Electronic)2661-8192


ConferenceUniversal Design Practice Conference
Abbreviated titlePUDCAD
CityVirtual, Online


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