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Special Interest Group (SIG)

Risk Management Processes and Methods in Design

Interest: Research

Agenda

Product design and development requires managing many types of uncertainty. Product design and development itself can even be seen as a risk management process that reduces uncertainty in a structured manner from a first product idea to a product in the market.
The Risk Management Processes and Methods in Design SIG (Risk SIG) studies design processes through the lens of risk management.

Focus

Our mission is to create a vibrant research community in the area of risk management for product development and design.

The following activities will enable us to achieve this mission:

- Provide a global forum for researchers in the field of design and risk management to openly share and develop research ideas
- Create visibility for an emerging research area
- Summarize the current state of knowledge as well as lay out future research directions through community-based processes
- Facilitate collaboration among researchers through joint publications of articles, special issues and books.

Committee

Jeffrey W. Herrmann (University of Maryland, SIG Chair)
Josef Oehmen (DTU, SIG Co-Chair)

Mode of operation

Interactions:
- Monthly online meetings (see http://risk-sig.mit.edu/get-involved/ for details)
- Regular email newsletter (see above for details)
- Workshops at ICED and DESIGN conferences

Our overall long-term objectives are:
- Build a “Risk Management in Design” Community: Visibility and networking
- Hold Online Meetings – establishing “rhythm” of interaction (join our monthly online meetings at http://risk-sig.mit.edu/get-involved/ )
- Hold workshops at DESIGN and ICED conferences
- Collaborate with other Design Society SIGs
- Collaborate with industry
- Recruit new members

Develop a “products”
- Literature collection (see our collaborative literature database at http://risk-sig.mit.edu/literature-database/)
- Research agenda
- Definition of Risk SIG scope and activities (value to members, application context, research framework, definition of “risk”, types of risk, mission statement SIG, products of SIG, roadmap)
- Joint proposals for research funding
- Own conference (track)
- Teaching material
- Special Issue
- Edited book

Type of events

- Periodic online meetings
- Regular email newsletter
- Workshops at ICED and DESIGN conferences

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Chairs
If you are interested in joining, please contact SIG chair.
SIG Workshop - March 2013