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Design for resource-limited societies : Informational behaviour of designers

Jagtap, Santosh LU ; Larsson, Andreas LU and Warell, Anders LU (2017) In Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 1(DS87-1). p.21-30
Abstract

There is a sharp contrast between High Resource Settings (HRSs), commonly seen in developed countries and Low Resource Settings (LRSs), typically found in the marginalised sections of societies around the world. Product design for LRSs is crucial to satisfy unmet or under-served needs of the people living in LRSs. Supporting designers to develop successful products for LRSs demands developing an in-depth understanding of their design process, including their informational behaviour. In this research, using think aloud protocol analysis, we compared the designers' informational behaviour in designing products for LRSs and HRSs, where HRSs is considered a baseline. The findings indicate that designing products for LRSs is more information... (More)

There is a sharp contrast between High Resource Settings (HRSs), commonly seen in developed countries and Low Resource Settings (LRSs), typically found in the marginalised sections of societies around the world. Product design for LRSs is crucial to satisfy unmet or under-served needs of the people living in LRSs. Supporting designers to develop successful products for LRSs demands developing an in-depth understanding of their design process, including their informational behaviour. In this research, using think aloud protocol analysis, we compared the designers' informational behaviour in designing products for LRSs and HRSs, where HRSs is considered a baseline. The findings indicate that designing products for LRSs is more information intensive, and that it influences the informational activities of designers, thus indicating potential impact of a resource-setting on the way designers deal with information.

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Design cognition, Design process, Human behaviour in design, Poverty and Base of the Pyramid, Resource-limited societies
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Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED
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DS87-1
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10 pages
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  author       = {Jagtap, Santosh and Larsson, Andreas and Warell, Anders},
  issn         = {2220-4334},
  keyword      = {Design cognition,Design process,Human behaviour in design,Poverty and Base of the Pyramid,Resource-limited societies},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {DS87-1},
  pages        = {21--30},
  series       = {Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED},
  title        = {Design for resource-limited societies : Informational behaviour of designers},
  volume       = {1},
  year         = {2017},
}