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Title: Development of a tool for building shared representations among industrial designers and engineering designers
Authors: Pei, Eujin
Campbell, R.I.
Evans, Mark A.
Keywords: Collaboration
Design representation
Industrial design
Engineering design
New product development
Product design
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: PEI, E., CAMPBELL, R.I. and EVANS, M.A., 2010. Development of a tool for building shared representations among industrial designers and engineering designers. CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts, 6 (3), pp. 139 - 166.
Abstract: Previous studies have demonstrated the importance of multi-disciplinary collaboration in New Product Development (NPD). As such, interactions between industrial designers and engineering designers have become increasingly important. This research project aims to build a shared understanding between the two disciplines during NPD. Following empirical research that revealed collaboration-related problem areas, as well as collecting data concerning the use of design representations, a card system was developed to provide information on the role and significance of design representations, leading to joint understanding, improved communication and creation of shared knowledge. When asked in the validation study if the system would foster collaboration, 68.2% of industrial designers and 63.2% of the engineering designers gave a good and excellent rating, indicating that the system could play a significant role towards the support of multi-disciplinary teamwork.
Description: This paper was published in the journal CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts [© Taylor & Francis] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15710882.2010.510197
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/15710882.2010.510197
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9758
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15710882.2010.510197
ISSN: 1571-0882
1745-3755
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