Embedding Design Sprint into Industrial Design Education

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Ozan Soyupak

Abstract

Design Sprint is an intensive and innovation-focused framework based on Design Thinking principles. This study discusses the potential usage of the design sprint framework in industrial design education, and focuses on its strengths and weaknesses as an educational tool. Within this context, the study reports on a design sprint workshop involving twelve industrial design students in their fifth semester. The general process and outcomes of the design sprint workshop are criticized along with the feedback of participant students. Design sprint in industrial education supports student ability to criticize their own design and creative thinking, offers a new usage of prototyping as a testing material, and enables user-designer interaction, but also challenges the students with limited time and intensive workload. Design sprint can be a tool for carrying out multidisciplinary studies, reflecting the activities of professional practice, and accelerating project progress in design education.

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SOYUPAK, Ozan. Embedding Design Sprint into Industrial Design Education. Design and Technology Education: an International Journal, [S.l.], v. 26, n. 2, p. 66-85, june 2021. ISSN 1360-1431. Available at: <https://ariadnestaging.lboro.ac.uk/DATE/article/view/2924>. Date accessed: 21 oct. 2021.
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Research