Desafíos Interdisciplinarios en la Formación Universitaria: una Contribución desde la Facultad de Diseño de la Universidad del Desarrollo
Contreras, Paulina del Pilar
Broitman, Paula Rebeca
The ability to work in an interdisciplinary manner in order to respond to the creative challenges imposed by a complex and changing marketplace is an absolute necessity for professionals in modern day companies (CINDA, 2000), (OECD, 2005) where a product cannot be created by an individual alone. (Mamykina, Candy & Edmonds, 2002). It generates an overlap of responsibilities between different professional disciplines and creates an interdependence between them in order to design and the produce innovative goods.The first part of this paper recognizes the necessity of incorporating creative and interdisciplinary abilities at all levels within a business and how this clearly extends to university programs. (Vanhamaa, 2006), (Boni, Weingart & Evenson, 2012), (Itkonen, Ekman, & Kojo, 2009).The second part presents how Universidad del Desarrollo responds to these challenges through the creation of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation (Instituto de Innovación Interdisciplinaria ICUBO), which is born from the Departments of Design, Engineering and Economics and Business.