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|Title: ||User involvement in design: a case study of using an AM-enabled mass customisation and personalisation (MC&P) toolkit|
|Authors: ||Yavari, Hesam|
Abdul Kudus, Syahibudil I.
|Keywords: ||MC&P toolkit|
|Issue Date: ||2015|
|Publisher: ||Lancaster University and Loughborough University|
|Citation: ||YAVARI, H., ABDUL KUDUS, S. and CAMPBELL, R., 2016. User involvement in design: a case study of using an AM-enabled mass customisation and personalisation (MC&P) toolkit. IN: Proceedings of 2015 14th Rapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacture conference (RDPM 14), Loughborough, Great Britain, 15-16 December 2015.|
|Abstract: ||In the era of Mass Customisation and Personalisation (MC&P), users are incorporated in the design of their own products more explicitly with the aid of toolkits. There are nearly 1000 toolkits for MC&P already available to be accessed by Internet users. However, only a few of them are specifically AM-enabled, such as CellCycle and MakieMaker. This article focuses on a case study that employs user observation and questionnaire methods to highlight the benefits of MC&P. It is based on a toolkit designed by Loughborough Design School for customisation and personalisation of a lampshade, the manufacture of which was facilitated by Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies. The case study suggests that the reflections of the participant’s experience with MC&P, his quality of interaction with the toolkit and the value of the MC&P product produced through AM have practical implication for users, designers and software developers to improve user experience of MC&P and to enhance the value of consumer product designs.|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://www.rdpmconference.co.uk/|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers and Contributions (Design School)|
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