A RESEARCH OVERVIEW OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN FRAMEWORK FOR MODULAR PRODUCT DESIGN
Industrial design has a potential to support development of modular product. This research aims to develop a systemic approach to optimise industrial design in modular product design. A new framework called the InDFM (Industrial Design Framework for Modular Product Design) is developed based on industrial design surveys conducted with British and European based companies involved in developing modular products. A model of the InDMF will be presented to the participating companies and retrospectively applied to their existing product development process. A qualitative evaluation is performed.