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Socio-cultural dimensions to sharpen designer’s cultural eyeglasses

van Boeijen, Annemiek // 2013
This paper answers the question, how the dimensions that have been developed by anthropologists to typify cultures, can support designers in user-centred design processes. An analysis and evaluation ...

Structuring the process of design research - A necessary step towards ensuring scientific rigor

Horvath, Imre // 2013
Almost every researcher is aware of less successful or even failed Ph.D. research projects or contracted industrial research projects. In most of these cases, there are methodological, structural and ...

Systems thinking and connecting the silos of design education

Park, Hyuna; Benson, Eric // 2013
While the design industry is a complex and multidimensional landscape, the current design curriculum lives in stark contrast: linear and compartmentalized. University product design curricula are ...

Tangible ideation: how digital fabrication acts as a catalyst in the early steps of product development

Valamanesh, Roozbeh; Shin, Dosun // 2013
Embodiment of a concept has constantly been a preventive factor in creativity when it comes to complex topics. This has been moderated by emergence of digital fabrication since late 80’s. Making ...

Teaching design theory: scaffolding for experiential learning

Hiort af Ornäs, Viktor; Keitsch, Martina // 2013
A future in ever changing professions requires design students to become competent in engaging with different types of knowledge. This article argues that teaching students the ability to reflect on ...

The characteristics of form in relation to product emotion

Jamaludin, Mohd Syafiq; Zulkapli, Muhammad Fadli; Zainal Abidin, Shahriman // 2013
This study is to investigate the use of visual analogy in design characteristics. The main purpose is to provide an understanding of how product design can affect or influence user emotion. Emotion ...

The innovation paradox: starting from what is ‘known’ to facilitate the discovery of the ‘unknown’

Vandenhende, Karel // 2013
How can we teach students to design creatively? From the literature on early stages in effective learning processes, we know that for education to be effective, design assignments should evolve from ...

The potential of low cost topology optimization

Beger, Anna-Lena; Brezing, Alex; Feldhusen, Jörg // 2013
Topology optimization (TO) is a powerful tool to generate forms for structural parts. Used at the beginning of the design process, it can generally lead to a reduction of iteration loops and an ...

The two pillars of design theory: Method of analysis and rhetoric

Koskela, Lauri Jaakko; Ballard, Glenn // 2013
Since the 1960’s, there have been many initiatives for promoting theoretical understanding on design. However, in spite of definite progress, there are several puzzles and anomalies in the current ...

The use of systematic and heuristic methods in the basic design cycle: a comparative survey of students’ method usage

Person, Oscar; Daalhuizen, Jaap; Gattol, Valentin // 2013
In the present paper, we study the reported use of systematic and heuristic methods for 304 students enrolled in a master-level course on design theory and methodology. What to teach design and ...

Theory driven design and real prototyping of biomass pyrolitic stove

Ogeya, Mbeo Calvince; Coatanéa, eric Coatanéa; Medyna, Galina Medyna // 2013
This article introduces a design approach integrating early design phase and model based engineering in order to develop innovative biomass gasifier system for rural communities in Africa. The need ...

Towards a new perspective of managing ideas in front-end innovation as actor networks

Vagn, Anna Rose; Clausen, Christian; Gish, Liv // 2013
For decades the innovation process in R&D organisations has been discussed. Product development processes is well-established in R&D organisations and improvements has been implemented through ...

Towards a unified theory of properties in engineering design science

Suistoranta, Seppo // 2013
This study deals with the current theories of properties that are introduced and presented in the literature of engineering design science. Based on the findings, the paper addresses four fundamental ...

Understanding fixation effects in creativity: A design-theory approach

Agogue, Marine; Cassotti, Mathieu // 2013
Despite diverse studies grasping at different aspects of fixation in creativity and design reasoning, the underlying mechanisms of fixation, i.e. the processes that lead to being fixed on a small ...

Universal product developmen t-€“ A want- or wish-based development task

Ottosson, Stig // 2013
To develop universal products that suit everybody is complex for which the guidelines and theories for need-based development are not designed. Instead development principles developed for New ...

Value of virtual prototyping – A strategic resource based view

Leino, Simo-Pekka Sakari; Koivisto, Tapio; Riitahuhta, Asko // 2013
This conceptual paper proposes how business value of virtual prototyping (VP) could be modeled in the context of manufacturing industry and engineering design. The strategic resource based approach ...

Visual elements of products - an educational experience on “resetting and reshaping a product”

Ferraris, Silvia; Ferraro, Venere // 2013
This paper aims at describing an educational experience held at the Design School of Politecnico di Milano, Italy, during the first year of Bachelor Course in Industrial Product Design.
The course ...

When to check for deviations in the design process – An approach to determine a systematic checkpoint schedule

Wickel, Martina Carolina; Behncke, Florian; Udo, Lindemann // 2013
Changes in engineering design are a necessary and inevitable part of the design process, be it to improve products or to cope with occurring problems. Changes, however, are often connected with high ...


Maier, A. M.; Wynn ,D. C.; Andreasen, M. M.; Clarkson, P. J. // 2012
This article considers the creation and use of Design methods and process models from a cybernetic perspective. We suggest that a process model and method are similar in nature, in that they both ...


Hendriks, L.; Kazakci, A. O. // 2012
We provide the basis for a tool that is both compatible with the most recent trends in agent technology and which is inspired from a particular design theory, namely, the C-K design theory. We ...


Srinivasan, V.; Chakrabarti ,A.; Lindemann ,U. // 2012
Providing common views to describe function will improve its understanding and usage. The aim of this research is to develop and theoretically validate a framework comprising the different views of ...


Vanhatalo ,M.; Lehtonen ,T.; Juuti ,T.; Pakkanen, J.; Riitahuhta, A. // 2012
The aim of this research was to find out what was the focus areas of the development process theories presented in Design 2010 conference. The results are presented in a framework which visualises ...


Nik Ahmad Ariff, N. S.; Badke-Schaub, P.; Eris, O.; Suib ,S. S. S. // 2012
This study investigates communication processes during sketching in design teams on theoretical and empirical levels,and propose two frameworks.First,the design-communication block ...


Hooge, S.; Agogué ,M.; Gillier, T. // 2012
This research shows that C-K Design Theory provides fruitful connections between New Product Development and Knowledge Management issues. Our purpose is to go a step further on the benefits of C-K ...

Boolean Searches

The following examples demonstrate some search strings that use boolean operators:

  • design community
    Find rows that contain at least one of the two words.
  • +design +community
    Find rows that contain both words.
  • +design community
    Find rows that contain the word “design”, but rank rows higher if they also contain “community”.
  • +design -community
    Find rows that contain the word “design” but not “community”.
  • +design ~community
    Find rows that contain the word “design”, but if the row also contains the word “community”, rate it lower than if row does not.
  • +design +(>community <decisions)
    Find rows that contain the words “design” and “community”, or “design” and “decisions” (in any order), but rank “design community” higher than “design decisions”
  • design*
    Find rows that contain words such as “design”, “designs”, “designing”, or “designer”.
  • "some words"
    Find rows that contain the exact phrase “some words” (for example, rows that contain “some words of wisdom” but not “some noise words”). Note that the " characters that enclose the phrase are operator characters that delimit the phrase. They are not the quotation marks that enclose the search string itself.

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