A Taxonomic Classification of Visual Design Representations Used by Industrial Designers and Engineering Designers

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dc.contributor.author Pei, Eujin en
dc.contributor.author Campbell, R. I. en
dc.contributor.author Evans, M. A. en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-08T09:47:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-08T09:47:41Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Pei, E., Campbell, R.I. and Evans, M.A. (2011) A Taxonomic Classification of Visual Design Representations Used by Industrial Designers and Engineering Designers. The Design Journal, 14 (1): pp. 64-91. en
dc.identifier.issn 1460-6925
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/6132
dc.description.abstract In the context of new product development (NPD), research has shown that not having a common understanding of visual design representations (VDRs) has affected collaboration between industrial designers and engineering designers. The aim of the research presented in this paper was two-fold. Firstly, to identify the representations employed by industrial designers and engineering designers during NPD from a literature survey. Secondly, to define and categorize these representations in the form of a taxonomy that is a systematic organization of VDRs that are presently dispersed in the literature. For the development of the taxonomy, four measures encompassing orthogonality, spanning, completeness and usability were employed. It resulted in four groups consisting of sketches, drawings, models and prototypes. Validation was undertaken by means of an interview survey and further, presenting the taxonomy at an international conference. The results showed that no issues were raised by the respondents concerning the structure of the taxonomy or its components. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher The Design Journal en
dc.subject visual design representations en
dc.subject industrial design en
dc.subject engineering design en
dc.title A Taxonomic Classification of Visual Design Representations Used by Industrial Designers and Engineering Designers en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/175630610X12877385838803
dc.researchgroup Interactive and Media Technologies
dc.researchgroup Digital Building Heritage Group
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.ref2014.selected 1366193730_0711521602522_34_1


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