On the content and nature of design objects in designing

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    Often the physical product is seen as the design object. Many properties, which are important for the potential customer or user, are not carried by the product in itself, but by activities and systems brought into relation with the product. Thus, in modern industrial product development and from a methodical point of view it is necessary to expand the focus in order to take activities and other important, but soft properties into account. We see a challenge to develop the idea of ‘design objects’ as a means to broaden engineering designers’ understanding of what they are designing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication11th International Design Conference DESIGN 2010 : DESIGN 2010 - Proceedings CD
    EditorsDorian Marjanovic, Mario Storga, Neven Pavkovic, Nenad Bojcetic
    Number of pages1856
    Place of PublicationGlasgow
    PublisherDesign Society
    Publication date2010
    ISBN (Print)978-953-7738-07-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event11th International Design Conference - Cavtat-Dubrivnik, Croatia
    Duration: 17 May 201020 May 2010


    Conference11th International Design Conference
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    • Design objects
    • Conceptual design
    • Total design


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