Design Tool for Enhanced New Product Development in Low Income Economies

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Show simple item record Bingham, G. A. en Whitehead, Timothy en Evans, M. A. en 2016-07-04T09:37:35Z 2016-07-04T09:37:35Z 2016-06
dc.identifier.citation Whitehead, T., Evans, M.A., Bingham, G.A. (2016) Design Tool for Enhanced New Product Development in Low Income Economies. In: P. Lloyd and E. Bohemia, eds., Proceedings of DRS2016: Design + Research + Society - Future-Focused Thinking, 6, pp. 2241-2256, DOI 10.21606/drs.2016.2241 en
dc.identifier.issn 2398-3132
dc.description.abstract In order to alleviate poverty throughout the World government and non-government organisations provide aid in the form of essential household products. These products typically include cook stoves, water filters and LED lights. However, evidence suggests that these products are not always suitable for Low Income Economies (LIEs) which has resulted in a number of high profile product failures. In response to the growing need for appropriate New Product Development (NPD), this paper presents the development of a tool to assist industrial designers create appropriate and long lasting solutions for those in poverty. Data was collected from the analysis of existing products, a survey, interviews with NGOs & industrial designers and a field trip to Myanmar. The results were used to identify attributes required for effective, long-lasting product design. This was used to create a tool for designers which was found to enhance understanding of appropriate NPD for LIEs. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Proceedings of DRS2016 en
dc.subject Low Income Economies en
dc.subject Industrial Design en
dc.subject Developing Countries en
dc.subject New Product Development en
dc.subject Design Tools en
dc.title Design Tool for Enhanced New Product Development in Low Income Economies en
dc.type Conference en
dc.researchgroup Design and New Product Development en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.funder N/A en
dc.projectid N/A en
dc.cclicence CC-BY-NC en 2016-05-18 en

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