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Editor: Udo Lindemann, Srinivasan V, Yong Se Kim, Sang Won Lee, John Clarkson, Gaetano Cascini
Author: Farel, Romain
Institution: Ecole Centrale Paris, France
Action research might be one of the best strategies to undertake a PhD research on design. This method has been increasingly promoted recently within the design community in different fields such as human behavior, communication, new product development, etc. However, few researchers tempted to put themselves in the loop for exploring the design process. This paper provides a descriptive account of action research employed for studying the design process of user-centered new product development during a PhD research, and summarizes our main observations and return on experiment: 1) There are two distinct patterns for design and research in practice, 2) Transaction paths among action research steps are non negligible and need formalization, 3) Analysis should be added to the main steps, to take input from observation and to provide results for the reflection.
The 19th International Conference on Engineering Deisgn (ICED13) will for the first time take place in Asia: ICED13 on 19-22 August 2013 at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea The ICED13 motto is: "Design for Harmonies" - Harmony of Products and Services - Harmony of Old and New - Harmony of Culture and Technology - Harmony of East and West The conference chair is Prof. Yong Se Kim of the Creative Design Institute at Sungkyunkwan University. Important dates are: Call for Papers:...