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How to Develop Skills of Designers and be Ready for Business?

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Tomas Chochole

Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic.

*Corresponding author: Tomas Chochole


The year 2020 significantly expanded our communication possibilities through a global pandemic. We have become people online. In the world of product design, where the final work depends on the cooperation of several different professions, online communication has become key for teamwork and thus for a successful business. We all learned it on the fly as best we could. But if we know which soft skills, we need to strengthen to make our teamwork more effective and our results better, we do not have to go the way of trial and error. This study aimed to map key soft skills in product design students from three different universities and in a group of professional designers in the context of their successful work in a highly competitive market. It turned out that interdisciplinary work in the online mode is not completely simple for this target group, but at the same time the preferred competencies were named, that can be the basis for the opening of different educational courses at universities or at other professional institutions.


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How to Develop Skills of Designers and be Ready for Business?

How to cite this paper: Tomas Chochole. (2021) How to Develop Skills of Designers and be Ready for Business? Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science5(1), 35-39.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2021.01.005

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