Preparing design students for the market

dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorNicoletti Dziobczenski, Pauloen_US
dc.contributor.authorRezende Galeotti, Anamaria Amaralen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Designen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAnhembi Morumbi Universityen_US
dc.contributor.editorDi Lucchio, Loredanaen_US
dc.contributor.editorImbesi, Lorenzoen_US
dc.contributor.editorAtkinson, Paulen_US
dc.description.abstractHow design professionals are trained – knowledge and skills acquired – affects directly the contribution provided for companies. In this paper, we report an initial investigation in how academics (students and teachers) and market (companies) value different skills in graphic design professionals. Through a survey with students, teachers and companies in Brazil, we unveil the relevance of 25 skills for both students, teachers and companies. Then, we compared those groups to find differences in how the skills were rated. Our contribution aims both design educators and practitioners: for the former, the skills highly valued by companies should be addressed through design education practices in order to improve employability chances for students; for the latter, professionals looking to improve their skills and position in the market can use our findings as a possible guide for self-development as a design professional.en
dc.description.versionPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.citationNicoletti Dziobczenski , P & Rezende Galeotti , A A 2017 , Preparing design students for the market : an initial investigation on the required knowledge and skills for graphic designers in Brazil . in L Di Lucchio , L Imbesi & P Atkinson (eds) , Design for Next : Proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design Conference. Sapienza University of Rome, 12-14 April 2017, supplement of The Design Journal . The Design Journal , no. Supplement 1 , vol. 20 , Taylor & Francis , pp. S1241-S1249 , International European Academy of Design Conference , Rome , Italy , 12/04/2017 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 98b07549-619e-48c6-9ae9-3cd8d3c65ae5en_US
dc.identifier.otherPURE ITEMURL:
dc.identifier.otherPURE FILEURL:
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartofDesign for Nexten
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDesign for Nexten
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Design Journalen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 20, issue Supplement 1en
dc.subject.keyworddesign educationen_US
dc.subject.keyworddesign skillsen_US
dc.subject.keyworddesign studentsen_US
dc.titlePreparing design students for the marketen
dc.typeConference article in proceedingsfi