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EU Best Practices Database

The aim of this report is to Identify and analyse EU best practices to be transferred to target countries of DESINNO project: success stories will be related to existing Design & Innovation centres or labs and to the collaboration among academia and industry for the development of the sector. The best practices include also design courses delivered in European HEIs as part of multi-disciplinary design curricula.

This is achieved through a two-step process.1) literature review about design and innovation with a focus on innovative methods for research and design, educational practises and facilities able to support didactic and research in this field; and 2) selection and evaluation of EU best practices related to Design education, research and innovation.

The focus of the research will be the analysis of Existing Research & Innovation Centres and paradigms of cooperation between HEIs and Industry in order to collect insights useful for the DESINNO partners.

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Cross Country Research Report

This report synthesises the results of the desk research carried out with the results of two questionnaires and a focus group that were undertaken as part of the field study. This report aims to assess the importance of Design for the India’s economy, the services that will be offered by the Design & Innovation centres, the most favourite pedagogical approach for Design & Innovation centres and existing design courses to be improved. Finally, it aims to identify EU best practices and success stories to be transferred to India.

The methodological approach and the tools (i.e. questionnaire, templates for collecting data, guidelines for the focus groups, template for the collection of best practices). The research undertaken adopts a three-pronged approach bringing together three discrete components: Desk research, Field research through interview, Field research through focus groups, the triangulation of the conclusions will provide a better understanding of the context and a higher degree of confidence in the analysis of the results.

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Improved Design Courses

The Improved Courses Report offers an analysis of existing courses offered by WUD, RIMT and IIIT-D, which have been identified for improvement.

Using as a framework the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education, developed by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in 2011, this document evaluates the existing curricula of the partner institutes based on: core knowledge, areas of activities, and professional values.

It also identifies ways in which courses at these institutions can utilise the new Design and Innovation Centres.

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Collaboration Platform

The IIIT Delhi has worked on the website www.desinno.org and a Slack Workspace named “Desinno” as a collaboration platform. The website is used to disseminate the project outcomes to the wider public.

The Slack workspace acts as the collaboration platform among the partners. The workspace consists of different channels to manage the communication and make the communication smooth.

The social media platforms of Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter are also being used to collaborate with dedicated Facebook and LinkedIn pages as well as a dedicated Twitter handle.

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