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An intelligent design environment: overcoming fundamental barriers to realising a step change in design performance and innovation?
University of Bath.
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Grenoble Institute of Technology.
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2009 (English)In: Design has never been this cool: ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design ; 24 - 27 August 2009, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA ; proceedings volume / [ed] Margareta Norell Bergendahl, Glasgow: Design Research Society, 2009, 199-210 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the modern design environment, demands on performance, innovation and productivity are always increasing as global competition rises and business models(such as the product-service paradigm) evolve. Central to the ability of organisations to realise continued improvements has been the widespread adoption of new design tools, methods, technologies and processes. Arguably, today's highly distributed design teams are almost totally reliant on these elements to be successful. Whilst there is no doubt that they have improved performance in many cases, the sheer number and variety have given rise to new issues, such as information overload and analysis paralysis. This paper argues that one way to significantly improve this situation is via an ‘intelligent design environment' in which the tools, methods, technologies and processes are active components that - where appropriate - intervene in the design activity. A network of design research groups have held workshops to theorise about possible active elements and their interventions. The results, consisting of an overview of possible active elements and interventions, fundamental research and technical challenges, and the possible benefits are discussed.

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Glasgow: Design Research Society, 2009. 199-210 p.
DS / Design Society, 58
Research subject
Functional Product Development
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-38340Local ID: cb3013d0-5658-11de-9f57-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:1011840
International Conference on Engineering Design : 24/08/2009 - 27/08/2009
Fastelaboratoriet – VINNEXC, ProViking THINK - Team för Heterogen Innovationskunskap
Godkänd; 2009; 20090611 (petert)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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