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|Title: ||Development of a tool for building shared representations among industrial designers and engineering designers|
|Authors: ||Pei, Eujin|
Evans, Mark A.
New product development
|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|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15710882.2010.510197|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Design School)|
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