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Learning logs in product development education

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Learning logs in product development education. / Juuti, Tero; Rättyä, Kaisu; Lehtonen, Timo.

Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Design Education: Collaboration and Cross-Disciplinarity, E and PDE 2016. Institution of Engineering Designers, The Design Society, 2016. p. 296-301.

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Harvard

Juuti, T, Rättyä, K & Lehtonen, T 2016, Learning logs in product development education. in Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Design Education: Collaboration and Cross-Disciplinarity, E and PDE 2016. Institution of Engineering Designers, The Design Society, pp. 296-301, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT DESIGN EDUCATION, 1/01/00.

APA

Juuti, T., Rättyä, K., & Lehtonen, T. (2016). Learning logs in product development education. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Design Education: Collaboration and Cross-Disciplinarity, E and PDE 2016 (pp. 296-301). Institution of Engineering Designers, The Design Society.

Vancouver

Juuti T, Rättyä K, Lehtonen T. Learning logs in product development education. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Design Education: Collaboration and Cross-Disciplinarity, E and PDE 2016. Institution of Engineering Designers, The Design Society. 2016. p. 296-301

Author

Juuti, Tero ; Rättyä, Kaisu ; Lehtonen, Timo. / Learning logs in product development education. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Design Education: Collaboration and Cross-Disciplinarity, E and PDE 2016. Institution of Engineering Designers, The Design Society, 2016. pp. 296-301

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