The design decision trail

Derek H Attenburrow, Lyndon Buck (Editor), Geert Frateur (Editor), William Ion (Editor), Chris McMahon (Editor), Chris Baelus (Editor), Guido De Grande (Editor), Stijn Verwulgen (Editor)

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This was a published paper presented at the International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education on the 6th and 7th of September 2012 at the Artisis University College, Antwerp, Belgium. The Design Decision Trail is a student produced, visual narrative of a design project. It includes the signposting of key design decision points within the edited from the project. It is used to share information with student peers, tutors and potential employers. It is now being used in both undergraduate and postgraduate design study at the University of Northampton. Employers have endorsed its use at interview and offered students design employment. It is now being considered as a teaching aid in non-design subject areas within the university
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign Education for Future Wellbeing: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 12)
Place of PublicationWestbury
PublisherDesign Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781904670360
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2012


  • Design
  • assessment
  • design decision trail
  • education


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