A Study on the Relationship between Vocational Training and Industrial Designer's Career Development

  • 劉 庭毓

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


In the past industrial designs pursue enhancing performance and production to proceed with design differentiation under limited resources While the core values of modern designs is to push business success via innovative products systems services and experiences and also bring more goodliness for the life quality Therefore how to apply design has become the outlet for the enterprise transformations and for enterprises to create values In recent years being driven by industrial demands domestic universities in succession establish departments and graduate institute of designs let more and more design talent to devote into this industry The supply and need of design personnel should reasonably at the equilibrium state However Taiwan’s most small to medium enterprise with limited resource is insufficient hiring people and applications are difficult Those who can truly transform in success and profit from it are in fact not many Facing the rapid variation of environment to obtain competitive edge through designs design talents become enterprises’ must-have important capitals; while the industry for design talents also is to culture professional capability an environment to remain the importance of its vocational career To understand at the moment graduate students of the industrial design related departments after they enter the workplace the enforcement condition of vocational training and the influence of trainings for designer vocational development this study firstly looked back career development theory references related to industrial design competency and design vocational training We created research assumptions and designed research questionnaire on industrial design related departments and graduate institutes who are provided with design job experiences Its goes through designer’s investigation targets distributed semi open-ended questionnaire and explain method and process of the questionnaire survey Via factor analysis and structural equations to verify the assumed model the results indicated that: (1) Since designers often take several tasks at the same time less enterprises provide fixed educational training in-job trainings and experience intercommunions that do not influence the job progress also can save the cost for training designers; (2) Industrial designers mostly train professional capability semi learning by cumulating actual practice experiences Thus in reality the importance professional technique of competency training is relatively not high; instead relatively require other vocational trainings such as building the management capability etc ; (3) Hypothesis testing results indicated that providing consummate design vocational training planning indeed can enhance job satisfaction But job satisfaction enhance and may not representing designers’ willingness to stay will enhance accordingly; (4) At the moment enterprise intention for designer to turnover have less optimistic to keep the people This indicated that design personnel capital are not valued therefore designers’ turnover to shift the environment so as to search for continuing learning and the chance for development
Date of Award2016 Feb 18
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorShuo-Fang Liu (Supervisor)

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