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|Title: ||Design tool for enhanced new product development in low income economies|
|Authors: ||Whitehead, Timothy|
Evans, Mark A.
Bingham, Guy A.
|Keywords: ||Industrial design|
Low income economies
New product development
|Issue Date: ||2016|
|Publisher: ||© The Authors. Published by the Design Research Society|
|Citation: ||WHITEHEAD, T., EVANS, M.A. and BINGHAM, G.A., 2016. Design tool for enhanced new product development in low income economies. IN: P. Lloyd & E. Bohemia, eds., Proceedings of DRS2016: Design + Research + Society - Future-Focused Thinking, Vol 6, pp. 2241-2256.|
|Abstract: ||In order to alleviate poverty throughout the World government and nongovernment
organisations provide aid in the form of essential household products.
These products typically include cook stoves, water filters and LED lights. However,
evidence suggests that these products are not always suitable for Low Income
Economies (LIEs) which has resulted in a number of high profile product failures. In
response to the growing need for appropriate New Product Development (NPD), this
paper presents the development of a tool to assist industrial designers create
appropriate and long lasting solutions for those in poverty. Data was collected from
the analysis of existing products, a survey, interviews with NGOs & industrial
designers and a field trip to Myanmar. The results were used to identify attributes
required for effective, long‐lasting product design. This was used to create a tool for
designers which was found to enhance understanding of appropriate NPD for LIEs.|
|Description: ||This is an Open Access Paper. It is published by Design Research Society under the Creative Commons Attribution‐NonCommercial 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY-NC). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/|
|Publisher Link: ||http://www.drs2016.org/proceedings|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers and Presentations (Design School)|
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