Designer's Identity: Personal Attributes and Design Skills

Kamila Kunrath, Philip Cash, Jason Li-Ying

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A designer’s professional identity (DPI) develops through both education and professional experience, building on core personality traits and innate skills. In this paper a systematic literature review and a secondary narrative review were developed in order to map personal attributes and design skills that comprise the DPI. Just a few works in literature dealt with these two elements holistically. Thus, in order to address this gap a holistic understanding of these elements, in context, is proposed as a cohesive framework where a DPI can be described as it evolves over time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Design Conference - Design 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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