Product Analysis Learning Method: Collaborative Learning and List of Analysis Items
Haifu Lin, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies Sokendai, National University in Japan, Japan ; Hiroshi Kato, Center of ICT and Distance Education, The Open University of Japan, Japan ; Takeshi Toya, Tokai University, Japan ; Kazuhiro Nakamoto, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In the field of product design, product analysis is one of the most essential methods of market research for design planning. In this study, we propose a method for design learning wherein a group of learners collaboratively analyze a product. This proposal has the following features: (1) it can facilitate a multi-perspective analysis, even for beginners, by using the lists of analysis items and (2) it can facilitate objective analysis through collaborative learning. Undergraduate students of a design course assessed the effectiveness of this proposal through an experimental product analysis. As a result, the following learning effects were verified: (1) even a beginner-level learner can carry out analysis and (2) product analysis clarifies the direction of product improvement after the purpose of the product is understood.
Lin, H., Kato, H., Toya, T. & Nakamoto, K. (2011). Product Analysis Learning Method: Collaborative Learning and List of Analysis Items. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1384-1394). Lisbon, Portugal: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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