Автор: Pavlina Vodenova
- STUDY MODULE „PROJECT WEEK“: THROUGH THE EYES OF STUDENTS
Competition in the educational field today brought awareness of the need of change in the manner of teaching and knowledge acquisition. It is clear that the university, as an educational and scientific institution, should follow and answer the demands of society for highly qualified and self-confident young professionals. The University of Forestry in Sofia introduced a new study module, called Project Week, in the regular curriculum for Engineering Design Bachelor Program. The module aims at increasing the skills and competence of students and preparing them for their future professional career. The paper presents the results of our experience from the past two years from the students’ point of view. Inquiries were held with the participants, students of 3rd year of study. The authors of this paper put the accent on the expectations and results of this new form of teaching.
The final results are an indicator of work done and give us the guidelines for future development towards improving the manner and conditions of work.
Ключови думи: study module, new form of teaching, intensive training, team work
- DESIGN THINKING AS A INNOVATION TOOL IN ORGANIZATION
The popularity of design thinking in the last few years is part of a wider debate about the role of design in business, and its place in business education. The reason for the surge in interest of the ‘methodology’ of design, is because of design potential for enabling business – and cultural – transformation, through the application of design processes to other areas. Many famous brands are experimenting with ways to embed design thinking in their organizational processes, and in using it as a company-wide innovation tool.
Ключови думи: design thinking, interdisciplinary approach, innovations, organizational processes
- ADVANCED DESIGN METHODS APPLIED IN DESIGN EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FORESTRY
This report will present the results achieved by Engineering Design students, Bachelor Degree during semester 6. The developed methodology is implemented in the design discipline ‘Residential Interior and Furniture Design’at the University of Forestry in Sofia, Bulgaria, and it is a part of PhD thesis entitled “IMPLEMENTING THE SYSTEMATIC APPROACH IN CHILDREN ENVIRONMENT DESIGN FOR THE CONTEMPORARY DWELLING”. The methods used in the design class are observation and analysis of results, demonstrated by students.
To make the understanding of design methodology easier and clearer, specific examples are considered. Initially, a simplified (to a certain extent) provisional design scheme is analyzed and gradually progressed to a more complex design assignment.
Ключови думи: systematic approach, design methods, training experiment