The course covered the methodical design, in the traditional approach, based on the work of Hansen, Rodenacker, Roth, Kohler and Beitz.The conference structure was derived from that experience with strong emphasise on implementation in industry demonstrated with the topic "The situation in the field of designing in our science and industry".The influence of WDK could be noticed in structure of the third conference also titled "Symposium on Design", held 1988 in Zagreb.Opatija, CROATIAOpatija a town, harbour, tourist, summer and climatic resort on the foot of Mt.Methods and Tools the workshop is looking at are e.g.: Dubrovnik - Cavtat, CROATIADUBROVNIK is situated in the southernmost part of the Republic of Croatia.
This year “instead of talking about research methods for environmentally conscious design”, workshop participants have focused on how they can apply many methods, mindsets and tools in industry” on a real product, the light switch made by a Croatian company, “Elektrokontakt”.
The event was planned as national, with "international participation".
The first event took place after four generation of students have graduated with the "Product development and computer application" as obligate curse in the curriculum of ME designers.
Dubrovnik-Cavtat, CROATIADUBROVNIK is situated in the southernmost part of the Republic of Croatia.
CAVTAT, ancient Greek Epidaurum, is a small town 18 km away from Dubrovnik, and only 6 km away from Dubrovnik International Airport.