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dc.contributor.authorGill, Steve
dc.identifier.citationGill, S. (2009) 'Six challenges facing user-oriented industrial design', The Design Journal, 12(1), pp.41-67.en_GB
dc.description.abstractMuch has been written about the need to address the requirements of the user when designing information appliances (mobile phones, MP3 players, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and so on), but less is written about the challenges designers face in bringing this about. Using case studies, this paper will examine six of the problems facing design teams in consultancies, Small- to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and multinationals tasked with the design of complex computer embedded products. A case study of the successful implementation of a technology-based product is presented. The factors that make it an example of good practice and the ways in which the designers have overcome the six challenges are examined. In conclusion, the challenges for the successful design and development of information appliances are summarized and ways in which they might be addressed discussed.en_GB
dc.publisherBerg Publishersen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Design Journal
dc.subjectProduct Designen_GB
dc.subjectInformation Appliancesen_GB
dc.subjectDesign Processen_GB
dc.titleSix challenges facing user-oriented industrial designen_GB

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