Print Email Facebook Twitter From 'made in Vietnam' towards 'designed in Vietnam'. The changing role of Vietnamese designers. Title From 'made in Vietnam' towards 'designed in Vietnam'. The changing role of Vietnamese designers. Author Simane, K. Contributor Crul, M. (mentor) Van Boeijen, A.G.C. (mentor) Jin, S. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Design Engineering Programme Master of Science Strategic Product Design Date 2012-06-15 Abstract The goal of this research project was to investigate the design process of local designers (what they do and in what order), to map out stakeholders involved in each phase, identify barriers and find opportunities how local Vietnamese designers could be supported. Sample was selected among the designers working and living in the southern part of Vietnam- area of Ho Chi Minh City. Data were gathered using qualitative research methods- semi-structured interviews, sensitizing workbooks and sensitizing cards with images and words. The research results reveal the step-by-step design approach that includes 7 steps- idea finding, plan creation, design sketching, and technical drawing, making and checking the prototype, creating a production drawing and last but not least- working with production. There were found three main stakeholders designers have been collaborating and communicating with- namely boss of the designer, production unit or production company, who is making the prototypes and later producing products, and foreign buyers and/ or local customers. Research results showed that local designers are facing many barriers related to communication and collaboration with other stakeholders involved in the design process. From the research results ideas for solutions were generated and later on translated into 3 diverse concepts. The concepts have been evaluated by Vietnamese designers. Subject designers in Vietnamdesign communicationdesign process challenges To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:feeb9ac6-2381-43d7-8646-5e625ce5d58e Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2012 Simane, K.