(2007), "Design of the netgeneration: streaming the flow of design and science in the educational practice of the creative industry", Kybernetes, Vol. 36 No. 9/10. https://doi.org/10.1108/k.2007.06736iad.024Download as .RIS
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Design of the netgeneration: streaming the flow of design and science in the educational practice of the creative industry
Keywords Cybernetics, Design, Education, Creative thinking, Young adults
Purpose–This paper sets out to provide insight into the current debate on art, science and the new net generation of young professionals with the usage of the conceptual framework of cybernetics that will look into the dynamics of this netgeneration.
Design/methodology/approach–Literature review will set the stage of the current debate on design education in the creative industries, which aims to provide a reflection. The theory and approaches are then applied to a case study in which the conceptual framework of cybernetics will be unfolded. These concepts are then evaluated in order to provide a proposal for continuing research.
Findings–The paper provides insight into the mechanisms of knowledge management systems in particular for the context of design-making processes by the netgeneration. The findings are reviewed and concluded by proposing a method for continuation of research. The case study will benefit from the findings and as such design education itself.
Research limitations/implications–It is not an exhaustive scope of literature review as the literature chosen is in particular very applicable to the case study in this paper. However, the point of departure is the current debate within the creative industries on design education and the netgeneration.
Originality/value–This paper interconnects different elements which are the subject within different venues such as within design, science, pedagogy, and knowledge management. Therefore this paper might be applicable within these different articulated venues.