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Exploring negotiated determinants of product form

Hiort af Ornäs, Viktor LU and Kristav, Per LU (2012) 11th Nordcode Conference
Abstract
This paper describes work in progress exploring influences of product form in design practice based on interviews with five industrial designers in southern Sweden. Participants were asked to list and compare different designers, and to explain how their respective characteristics affected product form. The findings indicate designers as shaped by traditions and acting not only to serve their clients/employers, but also with respect to others in the profession. Designers make decisions on strength and novelty of expressions, but behind the seemingly rational product design process, designers interpret and perform practices based on their own agendas, which may sometimes contrast commercial goals.
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Determinants of product form, designer practice, designer roles, personal constructs, machine design, industrial design
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8 pages
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11th Nordcode Conference
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English
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  abstract     = {This paper describes work in progress exploring influences of product form in design practice based on interviews with five industrial designers in southern Sweden. Participants were asked to list and compare different designers, and to explain how their respective characteristics affected product form. The findings indicate designers as shaped by traditions and acting not only to serve their clients/employers, but also with respect to others in the profession. Designers make decisions on strength and novelty of expressions, but behind the seemingly rational product design process, designers interpret and perform practices based on their own agendas, which may sometimes contrast commercial goals.},
  author       = {Hiort af Ornäs, Viktor and Kristav, Per},
  keyword      = {Determinants of product form,designer practice,designer roles,personal constructs,machine design,industrial design},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {8},
  title        = {Exploring negotiated determinants of product form},
  year         = {2012},
}