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Title: A taxonomic classification of visual design representations used by industrial designers and engineering designers
Authors: Pei, Eujin
Campbell, R.I.
Evans, Mark A.
Keywords: Visual design representations
Industrial design
Engineering design
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: © Berg
Citation: PEI, E., CAMPBELL, R.I. and EVANS, M.A., 2011. A Taxonomic Classification of Visual Design Representations Used by Industrial Designers and Engineering Designers. The Design Journal, 14 (1): pp. 64-91.
Abstract: In the context of new product development (NPD), research has shown that not having a common understanding of visual design representations (VDRs) has affected collaboration between industrial designers and engineering designers. The aim of the research presented in this paper was two-fold. Firstly, to identify the representations employed by industrial designers and engineering designers during NPD from a literature survey. Secondly, to define and categorize these representations in the form of a taxonomy that is a systematic organization of VDRs that are presently dispersed in the literature. For the development of the taxonomy, four measures encompassing orthogonality, spanning, completeness and usability were employed. It resulted in four groups consisting of sketches, drawings, models and prototypes. Validation was undertaken by means of an interview survey and further, presenting the taxonomy at an international conference. The results showed that no issues were raised by the respondents concerning the structure of the taxonomy or its components.
Description: This is the accepted for publication version of an article published in the Design Journal [© Berg]. The definitive version is available at: p://dx.doi.org/10.2752/175630610X12877385838803
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.2752/175630610X12877385838803
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/10889
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/175630610X12877385838803
ISSN: 1460-6925
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