Interdisciplinary by design (a discussion)

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Abstract

The interaction of different disciplines such as science, technology and society (STS) with engineering and industrial design to develop innovative new products is discussed. Increasing innovative potential through design not only improves the probability of creating a competitive economic advantage, but also increases the probability of producing advances in areas such as medicine, fuel and information technology. Several workshops showcasing the benefits and opportunities of interdisciplinary design apart from industry's desire for proactive integration of designers with broad skills and structures. The Massachusetts College of Art and Design is developing an interdisciplinary graduate design program. Stevens Institute of Technology is offering a view into a hybrid educational/practical model where 'design collaboration plays a critical role driving the integration of knowledge and nascent methodologies into new modes of practice'.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Volume130
No9
Specialist publicationMechanical Engineering
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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