Creating Breakthrough Ideas: The Collaboration of Anthropologists and Designers in the Product Devel (BOK)

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Research, design, and development firms are actively recruiting anthropologists and other social scientists, as ethnographic research becomes more central to the creation of appropriate new products, services, and marketing strategies for U.S. and global markets. To be successful designers, professionals must learn new processes, develop training programs, modify communication styles, and share their methods to make their work possible. The current volume is written by social scientists, designers, and entrepreneurs who create new products and services. They provide frank and insightful discussions about the opportunities and challenges facing researchers and designers who are learning to collaborate. The book highlights several major topics in order to focus on critical aspects of the industry's highly related features. It provides background information about ethnography, decsribes and analyzes the industry, presents case examples of working practices and discusses emerging methodology based on three fundamental kinds of projects (discovery, design, and evaluation). The book suggests ways emerging design professionals can (1) improve their own performance, (2) change the working processes of the industry itself, (3) contribute to basic ethnographic research, and (4) craft training programs for the next generation of professionals.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Forlag
Marston Book DMARSTO Orphans
ISBN 9780897896825
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,5cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 576 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Bryan Byrne, Jr. Sherry, Susan Squires Emner og form Anthropology, Research & development management, Product design