The Approaches of Cultivating and Improving Design Students’ DQ
As we all know everyone has IQ (Intelligence Quotient) and EQ (Emotion Quotient), but for designers DQ (Design Quotient) is much more important than the IQ and EQ. In this paper first the DQ situation of students major in Product Design in China is analyzed, and then the qualities required for studying design are explained in depth. There are two design qualities, one is Innate Quality (character factors), and the other is Acquired Quality (study factors). Finally the approaches of cultivating and improving design students’ DQ are discussed in detail from two levels—Concrete level and Metaphysical level.
Yi-Min Deng, Aibing Yu, Weihua Li and Di Zheng
G. Liu "The Approaches of Cultivating and Improving Design Students’ DQ", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 37-38, pp. 1407-1410, 2010