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Design tool for enhanced new product development in low income economies

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posted on 28.10.2016 by Timothy Whitehead, Mark Evans, Guy Bingham
In order to alleviate poverty throughout the World government and nongovernment organisations provide aid in the form of essential household products. These products typically include cook stoves, water filters and LED lights. However, evidence suggests that these products are not always suitable for Low Income Economies (LIEs) which has resulted in a number of high profile product failures. In response to the growing need for appropriate New Product Development (NPD), this paper presents the development of a tool to assist industrial designers create appropriate and long lasting solutions for those in poverty. Data was collected from the analysis of existing products, a survey, interviews with NGOs & industrial designers and a field trip to Myanmar. The results were used to identify attributes required for effective, long‐lasting product design. This was used to create a tool for designers which was found to enhance understanding of appropriate NPD for LIEs.

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DRS 2016: Future-Focused Thinking

Pages

1 - 16

Citation

WHITEHEAD, T., EVANS, M.A. and BINGHAM, G.A., 2016. Design tool for enhanced new product development in low income economies. IN: P. Lloyd & E. Bohemia, eds., Proceedings of DRS2016: Design + Research + Society - Future-Focused Thinking, Vol 6, pp. 2241-2256.

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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12/01/2016

Publication date

2016

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This is an Open Access Paper. It is published by Design Research Society under the Creative Commons Attribution‐NonCommercial 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY-NC). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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2398-3132

Language

en

Location

Brighton, UK

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