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Comparative Analysis Of Recruitment Qualifications Of Industrial Designers In Turkey Through Undergraduate

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  • Onder Erkarslan
  • N. Asli Kaya
  • Ozgun Dilek


    (Izmir Institute of Technology
    Izmir Institute of Technology
    Izmir Institute of Technology)

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    Although, Òindustrial designerÓ is a well known title, determination of Industrial Design as a profession is still unclear through its application in the sector. The Schools of Industrial Design should constantly revise their curricula and overview their deficiencies in order to provide a better correlation between their graduates and the needs of the industry, despite of the immense contribution to the sector, made by their past graduates. The aim of this study is to ascertain the role of industrial designer from the gaze of industry by analyzing the specifications stated in the job adverts for the recruitment of Industrial Designers. This study was conducted in three phases: In the first phase an in-depth literature review was completed. The second phase is dedicated through identification of Industrial Designer in terms of education institutions. In order to realize this, the curricula and course contents of Industrial Design undergraduate programs, selected among ten universities in Turkey were analyzed. The third phase was directed towards an identification of the profile of industrial designer from the perspectives of industry. Thus the analysis were made through an investigation of the job opportunities available in the industrial design profession announced in seven major job searching websites in last 4 months in 2009. The results of this study becomes crucial for all parties, since it helps to satisfy the recruitment expectations of industrial design education, the industry as well as the graduates.

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    Article provided by Anadolu University in its journal Anadolu University Journal of Social Sciences.

    Volume (Year): 11 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (May)
    Pages: 121-130

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    Handle: RePEc:and:journl:v:11:y:2011:i:2:p:121-130
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