TOWARDS A DESIGN METHOD-SUITABLE, COMPUTER-SUPPORTED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
There is the need for a design method-suitable learning concept and environment. The pinngate project of the department product development and machine elements at the Darmstadt University of Technology offers an approach to set up a flexible product development system that represents product development contents in a modular shape, in order to provide user-suitable product development knowledge for teaching, training and applying design methods. This paper aims to give an overview of the possibilities of this system to provide a suitable environment to learn design methods with a cognitive learning process. Cognitive processes play an essential role in designing and applying design methods and need to be considered when teaching designing.