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Differentiating co-design and mass customisation from a user completion model within the realm of product design

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Bernabei, R and Power, J, Differentiating co-design and mass customisation from a user completion model within the realm of product design, Design Creativity 2012, 18-20 September, Glasgow, Scotland, pp. 227-233. ISBN 978-1-904670-40-7 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Abstract

Increasingly, the roles of designer and end-user are becoming blurred. Since the emergence of participatory design, the involvement of the end-user in the design process has continued to grow. This involvement has been facilitated by new ways of making, manufacturing and distributing products, helped in part by the World Wide Web. The shift in the role of designer as final decision maker, to that of co-collaborator with endusers, has been steadily growing in the past ten years. This paper seeks to tease out the field of co-design and differentiate it from mass customization. This paper will question why endusers increasingly want to be a part of the design process, and how this can facilitate a greater emotional bond between the product and the end-user. In addition, the authors outline a new approach that can be applied to the product design process titled 'user-completion' which operates at the intersection between mass manufacture and craft practices.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:co-design, mass customisation, user completion
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Design Practice and Management
Research Field:Industrial Design
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Other Manufacturing
Objective Field:Furniture
Author:Power, J (Dr Jacqueline Power)
ID Code:82666
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2013-02-12
Last Modified:2014-08-25
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