MANAGING DESIGN PROCESS OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS

DS 49: Proceedings of NordDesign 2004 Conference, Tampere, Finland, 18.-20.08.2004

Year: 2004
Editor: Lehtonen, Timo; Pulkkinen, Antti and Riitahuhta, Asko
Author: Suistoranta, Seppo
Page(s): 289 - 298

Abstract

This study focuses on the design process of industrial products, which are understood as technical systems that are used in business-ta-business market. In industrial companies, a process-driven business model is increasingly gaining importance, To ensure sufficient market coverage, companies also strive for product variety. At the same time, the product is extended by intangible components, which consist of product-related services. An expert organization is usually responsible for designing the product and supporting a product family throughout its life phases. In this paper wc advance a proposal that product, process and organization make one entirety with three aspects that may not be separated from each other. This proposal infers that we cannot influence on one aspect without interfering with the others, We strive to identify their key relationships in order to find elements that may be used for improving management of design projects,

Keywords: Design management, process, industrial product

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