№3(59)
September 2017
ISSN
1990-4126

Russian

«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 57 March 2017

Design


Kurochkin Valery A.

PhD. (Art Studies), Professor,
Head of Chair of Industrial Design,
Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail: designkiv@gmail.com

Postnikova Elena P.

PhD. (Philosophy), Professor, Subdepartment of Industrial Design.
Ural State University of Architecture and Art.
Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail:

THE TOY AS A TOOL FOR DEEVELOPMENT OF ENGINEERING DESIGN THINKING


The article considers the issue of developing engineering design thinking in students. The rising generation do not acquire proper engineering design skills resulting in insufficient professionalism of engineering graduates. One of the ways to resolve this issue is to familiarise children with the world of design through special toys. However, the toy should not turn into a model of some device but should be systemic and help bring up a broadly skilled personality rather than a narrow specialist. Only a toy of an aesthetically meaningful expressive form with a plot and role scenario and technical contents can become the tool that can help overcome the problem of engineering illiteracy.

Key words: design, systemic toy, engineering design, plot and role game, form-generation



References

1. Vygotsky, L.S. (1966) Game and Its Role in Psychological Child Development. Voprosy psihologii, No. 6, p. 62–76. (in Russian)

2. Kurochkin, V.А., Postnikova, E.P. (2002) Systemic Toy. Ekaterinburg: Arkhitecton, p. 42. (in Russian)

3. UGEARS: Self-moving mechanicals model https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEk4ES0Lejg&feature=youtu.be

4. Sverdlovsk Region suggested to be made a centre of toy manufacturing. [Online] Delovoy kvartal. Ekaterinburg, 03.11 2014 Available from: http://ekb.dk.ru/news/sverdlovskuyu-oblast-predlozhili-sdelat-tsentrom-p... (in Russian)


Russian text of this article

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