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Planning product design & development : resource-influencing factors based on experience

Holliman, Alexander and Thomson, Avril and Hird, Abigail (2018) Planning product design & development : resource-influencing factors based on experience. In: 25th International Annual EurOMA Conference, 2018-06-24 - 2018-06-27.

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Abstract

Time is the universal resource for Product Design and Development (PDD) projects which has a range of factors that influence its length. By sharing their perceptions on such factors, designers can provide insight to those who estimate/schedule. Understanding which factors are most influential may result in improvements in such estimations, offering improved organisational understanding of product development and a perspective to evaluate initial project briefs. This paper examines the factors that influence PDD project length found in literature, comparing them to those considered influential by design teams.