Exploring the process of whole system design.

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dc.contributor.author Charnley, Fiona
dc.contributor.author Lemon, Mark
dc.contributor.author Evans, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-30T09:08:54Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-30T09:08:54Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Charnley, F., Lemon, M. and Evans, S. (2010) Exploring the process of whole system design. Design Studies, 32 (2), pp. 156-179 en
dc.identifier.issn 0142-694X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/4060
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the adoption of a whole system approach to a more sustainable and innovative design. A case study methodology was utilised to gain improved understanding of whole system design and those factors that substantially influence its success. The paper presents a framework of those factors including the requirement for trans-disciplinary skills, the dynamics of a flattened hierarchy and the need to identify relationships between parts of the system to ultimately optimise the whole. Knowing the factors that influence the process of whole system design provides designers with the knowledge necessary to more effectively work within, manage and facilitate that process. This paper uses anecdotes taken from operational cases, across design contexts, to demonstrate those factors. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.subject.other Whole system design en
dc.subject.other Design process en
dc.subject.other Collaborative design en
dc.title Exploring the process of whole system design. en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2010.08.002
dc.researchgroup Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development
dc.peerreviewed Yes en

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