HOW TO DESIGN METHODS FOR APPLICATION - EMPIRICAL INSIGHTS FROM INDUSTRY
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Guertler, Matthias R.
Section: DESIGN METHODS
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0169
Methods support designers in systematically developing new or improving products and processes. Despite their benefits, the use of methods in industry is still limited. Methods are often perceived as too abstract and not suitable by industry users. Research has tended to focus on the selection and application of methods. This paper proposes to extend the scope and include the design of methods themselves. Based on literature and empirical insights from research projects in industry, it derives a first set of requirements for designing new methods and increasing their usability and acceptance.
Keywords: design methods, design methodology, requirements management, industry application