Investigating how designers collaborate and respond to sustainable design criteria

Davis, Rebekah M. (2015) Investigating how designers collaborate and respond to sustainable design criteria. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

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Abstract

This research provides a critical link to ensure designers remain at the forefront of developing safe, sustainable and innovative products and services in the future. The four key findings of this research contribute to the advancement of knowledge and provide an understanding of the relationships between designers' co-evolution approach and their use of analogy. The behavioural relationships between sketching and gesture were investigated. The outcome of this research is a Design Activity Framework. This framework demonstrates a novel understanding how designers design by concentrating on co-evolution, problem-framing and solution seeking.

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ID Code: 82164
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Popovic, Vesna & Crowther, Philip
Keywords: Design activity, Early stage design activity, Gesture, Interaction, Observations, Product design, Sustainable design, Universal design
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2015 05:54
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2016 01:03

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