HOW INDUSTRIAL DESIGN INTERACTS WITH TECHNOLOGY – A CASE STUDY ON DESIGN OF A STONE CRUSHER
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Kurvinen, E.
Section: MULTIDISCIPLINARY ASPECTS OF DESIGN
Page(s): 1113 - 1120
This paper takes an empirical look into industrial design (ID) in process and metal industry. The data is based on a case study of an ID pilot project at a company that is a market leader in mineral processing systems. In the paper, the overall structure of the ID project is outlined and aspects of design work are addressed through detailed analysis of interactions between the participants. In addition, the role of visualizations and the nature of design problems are examined. The conclusions of the paper include implications for the organization if industrial design projects. In addition, general notes are made about the nature of ID within the company - and technology intensive areas in general.