Improving team dynamics and innovation : the “Aspect Design” approach applied to interaction design

Williams, Tim (2011) Improving team dynamics and innovation : the “Aspect Design” approach applied to interaction design. In CONNECTED 2010 : the 2nd International Conference on Design Education, 28 June -1 July 2010, University of New South Wales, Sydney, N.S.W.

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Interaction Design is a fast developing branch of Industrial Design. The availability of cheap microprocessors and sensor electronics allow interactions between people and products that were until recently impossible. This has added additional layers of complexity to the design process. Novice designers find it difficult to effectively juggle these complexities and typically tend to focus on one aspect at a time. They also tend to take a linear, step-by-step approach to the design process in contrast to expert designers who pursue “parallel lines of thought” whilst simultaneously co-evolving both problem and solution. (Lawson, 1993) This paper explores an approach that encourages designers (in this case novice designers) to take a parallel rather than linear approach to the design process. It also addresses the problem of social loafing that tends to occur in team activities.

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ID Code: 42042
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Design, Education, Innovation, Team Dynamics
ISBN: 9780646545066
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 20 Jun 2011 22:52
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2011 15:33

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