A conceptual model of industrial design practice

Bibb, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-3975-389X, Pradel, P. and Tapia, F., 2024. A conceptual model of industrial design practice. In: Proceedings of NordDesign 2024. The Design Society. (Forthcoming)

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Disruptive technologies such as Generative AI, Additive Manufacturing, Computational Design, Industry 4.0, and the Internet of Things, have the potential to transform Industrial Design practice. To investigate this transformation, a model of design practice is necessary as a research and methodological tool. In this paper, we review the main contributions that defined the elements of design practice and based on the literature propose an overall model. The building process of the model and the model of design practice itself contribute to capturing real-life design practices and infer new theoretical constructs to understand how innovative technology is impacting design processes, design tools and relationships with clients and customers. Through the analysis of those elements, this paper proposes a conceptual model to support further studies on the evolution of Industrial Design and Product Design.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Description: Paper to be presented at NordDesign 2024, Reykjavík, Iceland, 12-14 August 2024.
Creators: Bibb, R., Pradel, P. and Tapia, F.
Publisher: The Design Society
Date: 15 May 2024
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham School of Art & Design
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 15 May 2024 14:51
Last Modified: 15 May 2024 14:56
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/51440

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