Strategies for an effective university-industry collaboration in industrial design education : a case study of graduation projects

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2007
Baysal, Ömer Orhun
Industrially supported projects, which are an important part of industrial design education, have been carried on with an increasing pace in universities in Turkey for a long time. This thesis develops strategies to improve collaborative projects with industry in industrial design education, by examining how collaboration member benefit from each other’s and which problems do they encounter with collaboration; and to find out what the needs and expectations of all members are through a case study of graduation projects. As a case study, the graduation project course in the Department of Industrial Design at Middle East Technical University in 2005 spring semester was chosen, where collaboration with industry has been regularly held since 2002. Results of questionnaires with all collaboration members namely the students, educators and company representatives were evaluated in order to develop strategies. As a conclusion, implications to facilitate further developments of university- industry collaboration projects and academic schemes are reached.

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Ö. O. Baysal, “Strategies for an effective university-industry collaboration in industrial design education : a case study of graduation projects,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2007.