COLLABORATION AND SELF-EXPLOITATION IN THE SHARED DISCOURSE OF PROFESSION AMONG INDUSTRIAL DESIGN STUDENTS

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2018-06-01
The article explores 91 senior industrial design students' expectations and dreams regarding collaborative work relations and environments in design offices. The shared discourse among students reveals the anticipation of an unconventional work culture based on working collectively, which is depicted as egalitarian, informal, relaxed and pleasurable as opposed to the formal, hierarchical and therefore unfavourable environments and relations perceived to be prevalent in traditional organisations. Drawing on the implications of this anticipation, the article shows how the enthusiasm for collaboration can lead to a blurring of the boundaries between work and social life, by inviting pleasurable work, yet normalising poor work/life balance of designers simultaneously.

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P. Kaygan, “COLLABORATION AND SELF-EXPLOITATION IN THE SHARED DISCOURSE OF PROFESSION AMONG INDUSTRIAL DESIGN STUDENTS,” ANADOLU UNIVERSITESI SANAT & TASARIM DERGISI-ANADOLU UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF ART & DESIGN, vol. 8, pp. 2–19, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/38942.