The use of methods by advanced beginner and expert industrial designers in non-routine situations: A quasi-experiment

Jaap Daalhuizen, Petra Badke-Schaub

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Abstract

The transfer and application of methods into practice is problematic. We studied the effect of 'situated' methodological support on performance in non-routine situations. Practising expert and advanced beginner designers were compared. Design methods and support to select methods were provided for solving a design-planning problem under time pressure. Results point to improved performance through using methods up to a level where experts and advanced beginners perform equally well. Further research is needed to understand the relation between the designers' behaviour under uncertainty and the need for methodological support. Implications for development and transfer of methods are expected. Copyright © 2011 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Product Development
Volume15
Issue number1-3
Pages (from-to)54-70
ISSN1477-9056
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Product development
  • Design
  • Industrial designers
  • Design methodology
  • Transfer of methods
  • Situatedness
  • Non-routine
  • Expertise
  • Industrial design
  • Advanced beginners
  • Expert designers
  • Design planning
  • Uncertainty

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