Material selection - A qualitative case study of five design consultancies

DS 87-1 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 1: Resource Sensitive Design, Design Research Applications and Case Studies, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017

Year: 2017
Editor: Anja Maier, Stanko Škec, Harrison Kim, Michael Kokkolaras, Josef Oehmen, Georges Fadel, Filippo Salustri, Mike Van der Loos
Author: Asbjorn Sorensen, Charlotte; Warell, Anders; Jagtap, Santosh
Series: ICED
Institution: 1: Malmö University, Sweden; 2: Lund University, Sweden; 3: Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Section: Resource Sensitive Design, Design Research Applications and Case Studies
Page(s): 439-448
ISBN: 978-1-904670-89-6
ISSN: 2220-4342


suggest (a) that risk management has a major influence on the material selection process, (b) that negotiations of project boundaries in the ‘fuzzy’ pre-design phase has crucial influence on the risk management aspect of the material criteria activities, and (c) a lack of awareness that design briefs usually outline material criteria expressed as sensorial characteristics, which are later translated by engineering into final material criteria used for the material selection process.

Keywords: Design practice, Design process, Design engineering, Case study, Risk management


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