Makers have proven to be skilled at prototyping and therefore present a unique opportunity for companies, who seek to improve their capabilities, to learn from them. In this study, a mixed methods approach was used to understand possible benefits to both companies and makers from collaborating in prototyping, and to identify a set of design considerations to guide the future development of a tool to facilitate such collaboration. Despite challenges to collaboration, a tool designed to help companies engage with makers in prototyping could be beneficial to both and should be developed.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Design Society|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Pages||967 - 976|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Event||23rd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED21) - Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden|
Duration: 16 Aug 2021 → 20 Aug 2021
|Conference||23rd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED21)|
|Location||Chalmers University of Technology|
|Period||16/08/2021 → 20/08/2021|
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- Open innovation
- Design tools