Erasmus+ ‘Practicing Design’

28 March 2017
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Erasmus+ ‘Practicing Design’Design Austria report on a Croatian, Austrian and Macedonian collaboration to bridge the gap between design education and the design profession

The main purpose of the ‘Practicing Design’ project is to find new and innovative design education practices, in order to bridge the gap between education and professional work and to upgrade designers’ skills for better socio-economic outcomes.

The Project has been developed in two phases. The first phase - Rethinking Design Education - defined the skills and knowledge needed for employability that are not currently provided by design curricula; it also created guidelines by identifying the main challenges facing design practice and education in the 21st century, through empirical research of the existing skills mismatch in the design curricula in Austria, Croatia and Macedonia. The Study served as a framework for the second phase: Practicing Design 1.0 Training Programme, with the complementary Handbook, which integrates cross-disciplinary and entrepreneurship skills into a series of educational workshops, encouraging collaborative projects between young design professionals, design and business educators and the production industry.

The Practicing Design project is an international collaborative venture by three European vocational design organizations: Croatian Designers Association (Croatia), designaustria (Austria), Public Room (Macedonia); two educational institutions: VERN’ University of Applied Sciences (Croatia), Faculty of Art and Design, European University – Republic of Macedonia; and two businesses: Prostoria d.o.o. (Croatia) and Zavar d.o.o.(Macedonia).

The project is co-funded by the ERASMUS+ programme.

More information: Study analyses Rethinking Design Education

Download the handbook: Practicing Design 1.0 Training Programme Handbook

Contact BEDA  Koloniënstraat 56, 1000 Brussels (Belgium) t. (+32) 2 217 39 77  f. (+32) 2 217 99 72
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