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Information and ideas : concept design in three industrial contexts

Wodehouse, Andrew and Ion, William (2011) Information and ideas : concept design in three industrial contexts. Journal of Design Research, 9 (4). pp. 390-404. ISSN 1748-3050

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Abstract

This paper reviews the application of a new concept design method in a number of industrial settings. The ICR Grid is intended to better integrate information into the concept design process. In addition to sketching and sharing concepts in a manner similar to the 6-3-5 Method, participants undertake information search tasks, use specific information items for concept development, and reflect on the merit of concepts as the session progresses. Three different companies were invited to utilise the method to address current design issues. Grid output, observation and semi-structured interviews were used to assess the performance of the method, with marked differences in use across organisations highlighting future potential applications and development.

Item type: Article
ID code: 30584
Keywords: collaborative design, design method , digital information , conceptual design, design process, information search, Engineering design, Engineering (miscellaneous), Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
Subjects: Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Engineering design
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2011 14:49
Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 08:27
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/30584

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