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Blijlevens, J. (author), Hekkert, P.P.M. (author), Thurgood, C. (author)
While some studies have shown that people prefer typical product designs, others have shown that people also like product designs that are new. To reconcile these contradictory findings, the design principle, ‘Most Advanced, Yet Acceptable’ proposes that people prefer a balance of both typicality and novelty in product designs. As an explanation...
conference paper 2014
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Koepsell, D.R. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Pont, S.C. (author)
Human research ethics has developed in both theory and practice mostly from experiences in medical research. Human participants, however, are used in a much broader range of research than ethics committees oversee, including both basic and applied research at technical universities. Although mandated in the United States, the United Kingdom,...
journal article 2014
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Macel, O. (author)
The involment of the rasch brothers in the development of the cantilever chair.
book chapter 2014
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Huang, H. (author), Ye, G. (author)
In this paper, different mechanisms of self-healing, i.e. self-healing based on adhesive agents, self-healing based on bacteria, self-healing based on autogenous self-healing were described. Their required conditions were summarized. The previous investigations showed that all mechanisms of self-healing are effective to some extend under...
conference paper 2014
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Ozkaramanli, D. (author), Ozcan Vieira, E. (author), Desmet, P.M.A. (author)
This paper starts from the proposition that concern conflicts can be powerful starting points for user-centered design processes. Our focus is on the challenge to identify conflicting concerns that are both inspiring and relevant in the context of use, or in the user’s general context of life. First, three main ingredients of concern conflict...
conference paper 2014
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Hubers, H.J.C. (author), Turrin, M. (author), Erbas, I. (author), Chatzikonstantinou, I. (author)
project faces challenges in properly sharing information across disciplines. This research developed a method and related digital tool to improve collaborative design and aimed at making selected information to be shared faster and more transparently. The method consists of developing alternative parametric solutions for different parts of the...
conference paper 2014
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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) are market offerings that integrate products and services into one single solution through the implementation of IC technology. Smart PSSs allow organizations to develop relationships with consumers in new ways and have a growing presence in the marketplace. As designers’ involvement in the design of...
conference paper 2014
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Blijlevens, J. (author), Thurgood, C. (author), Hekkert, P.P.M. (author), Leder, H. (author), Whitfield, T.W.A. (author)
There is a lack of consistency regarding the scales used to measure aesthetic pleasure. They are often chosen ad hoc or derived from other research fields but never validated for design. Moreover, those scales often do not measure aesthetic pleasure in isolation, but instead include its determinants (e.g., novelty). Therefore, we developed a...
conference paper 2014
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Schwab, A.L. (author), Kooijman, J.D.G. (author)
The goal of the Human Power Team from the TU Delft and the Free University of Amsterdam is to break the world speed record in unpaced cycling (Sam Whittingham, 133.28 km/h). The design of such a faired recumbent bicycle is a challenge. The Delft design, called VeloX (Human Power Team (2013)), is a fully-faired monocoque front-driven recumbent...
conference paper 2014
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De Lille, C.S.H. (author)
An increasing number of Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) starts to realize the opportunities offered by User-centred Design (UCD). The issue is that our understanding of UCD either comes from large companies or is developed in an academic setting, without taking SMEs into account. This research project demonstrates that in order to make...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Daalhuizen, J.J. (author)
Methods are means to help designers achieve desired change as efficiently and effectively as possible. Methods can be used to do so in the context of learning - to help teach students how to design on a professional level. Methods can also be used in the context of performance - to help designers perform better at what they already do (well)....
doctoral thesis 2014
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Saaksjarvi, M.C. (author), Hellen, K. (author), Tuunanen, T. (author)
This study examines the impact of design on customer upgrading frequency, and differentiates between functional and aesthetic aspects of design. For the empirical study, we conducted an intercept survey in Beijing and Shanghai with Chinese consumers (n=170) in a retail mall setting. The survey’s results suggest that the functional design aspects...
journal article 2014
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Geelen, D.V. (author), Scheepens, A.E. (author), Kobus, C.B.A. (author), Obinna, U.P. (author), Mugge, R. (author), Schoormans, J.P.L. (author), Reinders, A.H.M.E. (author)
Residential smart grid projects can be evaluated by a design-driven approach, which focuses on gaining insights for successful product and service development by taking the end-users as a starting point. Because only little experience exists with this design-driven approach, this paper addresses how four pilot projects with smart energy...
conference paper 2013
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Saaksjarvi, M.C. (author), Hellen, K. (author)
A product’s value proposition rests on the notion that it brings value to its customers. Typically, such value is created by having novel product functionality, superior technology, or new customer benefits, but value can also be created by adhering to what is fundamentally important to customers in their lives. Focusing on customers’ happiness...
journal article 2013
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Breen, J.L.H. (author)
If we wish to reach a deeper, more objective understanding of the phenomena of Architectural and Environmental Design, we need to develop and apply working methods that allow us to imaginatively analyse and consequently envision the formal issues which are at (inter)play: demonstrating their workings and effects in the ‘Real World’. First of all...
conference paper 2013
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Da Silva Vieira, S.L. (author)
This doctoral thesis proposes ways for the translation of the Lean Thinking (LT) into design practice and research, taking the LT concepts as dimensions to study designers’ behavior across design disciplines. Lean Thinking has its roots in manufacturing, however, as a philosophy of guiding principles of Value creation, LT has been applied to a...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Van Bruinessen, T.M. (author), Smulders, F.E.H.M. (author), Hopman, J.J. (author)
The research this paper reports on aims to develop a design and engineering strategy for complex ships in between incremental and radical innovation. The majority of European ship-design industry concentrates on the development of complex, one-off ‘specials’ for the offshore industry, like dredgers, drill ships, pipelaying ships, et cetera. This...
conference paper 2013
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Stellingwerff, M.C. (author)
The conference theme, 'knowing (by) designing', specifically addresses (the processes involved in getting) experiential knowledge from designer's actions. The knowledge gained by designing can be domain specific (regarding e.g. the characteristics of certain materials, tools and techniques) and it can be more fundaniental knowledge about design...
conference paper 2013
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Volker, L. (author)
We make numerous decisions every day. Some decisions are based on a range of explicit and material alternatives, others are constructed from implicit ideas about the options we have in mind. In preparing a construction project, creating a vision on how the future would look like appears to be one of the most important activities. This is usually...
conference paper 2013
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Van der Veen, C. (author), Walraven, J.C. (author)
Existing solid slab bridges under a combination of wheel loads and distributed traffic loads sometimes do not fulfil the code requirements for shear. However, reinforced concrete slabs loaded close to the support are subjected to shear stresses which might result in a failure mode of combined punching and shear. This behaviour is studied in a...
conference paper 2013
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