Cultural affordance of products: coverage within industrial design education Ramirez, Mariano Jr en_US Razzaghi, Mohammad en_US 2021-11-25T13:52:39Z 2021-11-25T13:52:39Z 2009 en_US
dc.description.abstract Products are regarded as possessing not only physical properties but also subjective qualities such as culturally-based user preferences. To communicate these cultural aspects, products must "afford" conversation with their intended users using some type of language. Being initiators of product creation, industrial designers are supposed to facilitate the communication of the products' physical and non-physical attributes to users in a self-explanatory way. In this paper, the authors argue that if the cultural affordance of products is deemed to be important, then industrial design education must accordingly cover this topic in the curricula. To that effect, we examined the courses of study for industrial design from 39 universities worldwide, to determine if the relationship between culture and design is convincingly addressed within the training of designers. It is found that the majority of industrial design curricula suffer from a relative lack of subjects related to the links between culture and design. This paper concludes with propositions to integrate and enhance cultural affordance within the curricular structure of industrial design degree programs. en_US
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dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Institution of Engineering Designers en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other product design en_US
dc.subject.other cultural affordance en_US
dc.subject.other design education en_US
dc.title Cultural affordance of products: coverage within industrial design education en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.identifier.doi UK en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceLocation Brighton, UK en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceName International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceProceedingsTitle Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE2009) en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceYear 2009 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Ramirez, Mariano Jr, Industrial Design, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Razzaghi, Mohammad, University of Art, UNSW en_US School of Built Environment *
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