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Sumter, Deborah (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author)
In the transition to a circular economy companies are exploring new business models, implying a shift from selling products to offering products in circular business models, such as leasing.
Product design is thought to play a crucial role in enabling this. Having a robust overview of relevant design roles and competencies is of foundational...
journal article 2018
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van Kuijk, J.I. (author), Kanis, H. (author), Christiaans, H.H.C.M. (author), van Eijk, D.J. (author)
This study identified practitioner-reported barriers to and enablers of usability in the development of electronic consumer products. Barriers and enablers are properties, situations, or conditions in the product development process, team, or context that negatively or positively influence the usability of a product. Based on a review of...
journal article 2017
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Mink, A. (author)
Many of the Design for Development outcomes which are unsuited to the users and their environment are based on poorly defined needs and preferences. Product designers are trained to take the user perspective into account, but they are not specifically trained to conduct ethnographic research. Thereby, they have limited time and resources to...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Mink, A. (author), Van der Marel, F. (author), Parmar, V.S. (author), Kandachar, P.V. (author)
When developing products and services to improve the well-being of the multidimensional poor, designers need deep contextual insight. However, literature does not specify which topics to discuss or which questions to ask. We used Sen’s capability approach to develop question categories and specific questions, and we selected tools to support...
book chapter 2015
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Mink, A. (author), Van der Marel, F. (author), Parmar, V.S. (author), Kandachar, P.V. (author)
To improve the well-being of disadvantaged and marginalized populations by product design, deep contextual insight is required. However, literature does not specify which topics to discuss or which questions to ask. To address this issue, we used Sen’s capability approach to develop question categories and adopted a semi-structured interview...
journal article 2015
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Fokkinga, S.F. (author)
Experience-driven design considers all aspects of a product – its appearance, cultural meaning, functionality, interaction, usability, technology, and indirect consequences of use – with the aim to optimize and orchestrate all these aspects and create the best possible user experience. Since the late 1990s, designers and design researchers have...
doctoral thesis 2015
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De Pauw, I.C. (author)
Product designers can apply different strategies, methods, and tools for sustainable product development. Nature-Inspired Design Strategies (NIDS) offer designers a distinct class of strategies that use ‘nature’ as a guiding source of knowledge and inspiration for addressing sustainability. Biomimicry and Cradle to Cradle, two Nature-Inspired...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Camere, S. (author), Schifferstein, H.N.J. (author), Bordegoni, M. (author)
Product designers may struggle to materialize their initial, abstract idea into tangible sensory features forming a product. Being aware of the role of every sensory modality in conveying a specific experience, they are more likely to come up with original and meaningful solutions. However, it can be challenging to manage an experience-driven,...
conference paper 2015
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Schifferstein, H.N.J. (author), Özcan Vieira, E. (author), Rozendaal, M.C. (author)
Recent years have shown the introduction of several types of smart products. These products gather data about user behaviour and try to determine an optimal response, in order to make the user’s life easier. However, some smart products also lead to user behaviour that is undesirable. Hence, we would like to introduce a new design paradigm...
conference paper 2015
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Valencia Cardona, A.M. (author), Mugge, R. (author), Schoormans, J.P.L. (author), Schifferstein, H.N.J. (author)
Smart Product-Service Systems (Smart PSSs) integrate smart products and e-services into single solutions. Smart products make use of information and communication technology (ICT) to collect, process and produce information, while e-services are web portals, apps and means alike, which facilitate the communication between service providers and...
journal article 2015
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Van Boeijen, A.G.C. (author)
This thesis concerns specifically the discipline of product design, and the main question is how can designers be supported in understanding the culture of their intended users. The reason for this study is that designers are experiencing difficulties and uncertainties with regard to their intended users, as these users live in cultures with...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Moes, C.C.M. (author)
Digital human models are often used for ergonomic analysis of product designs, before physical prototypes are available. However, existing digital human models cannot be used to simultaneously: 1) consider the tissue loads and the physiological effects of the tissue loads; 2) optimise the product properties. This paper develops multi-dimensional...
journal article 2015
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Luchs, M. (author), Scott Swan, K. (author), Creusen, M.E.H. (author)
conference paper 2014
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Snelders, H.M.J.J. (author), Mugge, R. (author), Huinink, M. (author)
This research uncovers seven cross-category design styles and demonstrates how people’s preferences for these design styles are based on social distinctions. Knowledge of these cross-category design styles and the research approach might assist designers when faced with the challenge of how to address different market segments, and how to play...
journal article 2014
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Blijlevens, J. (author), Hekkert, P.P.M. (author)
to feel connected to and autonomous from their ‘type of people’ and when product designs do they are aesthetically pleasing. From an evolutionary perspective, product designs provide aesthetic pleasure because they help direct beneficial behavior. We argue that people can fulfill their evolutionary need for safety through product designs that...
conference paper 2014
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Bin Kassim, A. (author), Horvath, I. (author), Gerritsen, B.H.M. (author)
Smart materials have drawn substantial attention and interest in a broad range of applications, due to their unique and superior characteristics. However there is a blurry image over the potential applications of smart materials in consumer durables. This has stalled further research and decision making in initiating the development of consumer...
conference paper 2014
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Post, R.A.G. (author), Blijlevens, J. (author), Hekkert, P.P.M. (author)
The principle of unity-in-variety has recently been shown to affect visual aesthetic appreciation of product designs. We investigated whether this principle can also account for tactile aesthetic appreciation of products. Design students rated nine car keys on unity, variety and aesthetic appreciation through tactile exploration only. Results...
conference paper 2014
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Bin Kassim, A. (author), Horvath, I. (author), Gerritsen, B.H.M. (author)
Shape changing smart materials (SCSM) have a wide range of applications, supporting product functions through material features. Surprisingly, their application in consumer durables such as household appliances is not as expected. This phenomenon could be related to a possible SCSM knowledge gap among designers, or unidentified design...
conference paper 2014
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Eris, O. (author), van den Eijnden, W. (author), Roling, M. (author)
This paper presents a framework for how new product development focused startup firms (NPDSF) handle missing expertise. The dimensions of the framework are: strategies for handling missing expertise, channels used to acquire missing expertise, and a priori awareness, timing and nature of missing expertise. Each dimension was analyzed in the...
conference paper 2014
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Langeveld, L.H. (author)
A workshop Product Design for Elderly was held in Beijing and organized by the School of Digital Media and Design, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. A domestic appliances company had sponsored a part of the workshop and brought in the topics. The objectives of the workshop were creating a product design by each design team. and...
conference paper 2014
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