عنوان مقاله [English]
The complexity of human needs in world today, leads the instructions towards interdisciplinary, and the nature of industrial design is no exception to the rule. Many different disciplines penetrate it. Math and physics courses are about 8.7 percentage of industrial design course syllabus in Iran universities. In this study, an attempt was made to determine the contribution of these courses in comparison with their effectiveness and practicability in product-oriented industrial design; and then compare with other top world universities. In the first step, 50 theses for master degree in industrial design have been chosen randomly, and the amount of usage of math and physics knowledge learned by students has been surveyed. In the second step, the course syllabus of industrial design of the world top universities have been studied. And in the third step, some questionnaires have been prepared for both the instructors (12) and the students(83). The research on the theses shows no meaningful effects due to teaching math and physics. Also a review on the questionnaires confirms the inefficiency of teaching math and physics according to both the group of instructors and the group of students and graduates. From the other hand, due to the students weaknesses, usually the teachers don't complete the course syllabus. Therefore it is useful to offer more practical courses instead of irrelevant theoretic math and physics courses. This will increase the students understanding and reinforce basic courses., which eventually has positive influence on the process of industrial design instruction.