Reducing the risk: a partnership between academia and a small to medium enterprise
conference contributionposted on 2014-09-05, 12:24 authored by George TorrensGeorge Torrens, Anne Bruseberg, Deana McDonagh-Philp
This paper describes a User-Centred Design approach to new product development applied through a partnership between the Department of Design and Technology and a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME), Eze Drive Limited. The partnership enabled the SME to gain access to advice and technology. This provided an opportunity for academic staff and students to apply theoretical models and practices within a live project. This case study highlights the need for such collaboration and demonstrates the potential benefits that can be gained by both parties. The case study illustrates the use of value analysis and quality functional matrix. It shows the way in which the product was reviewed and redesigned ready for pre-production prototyping within one week.
Published in22nd Sharing Experience in Engineering Design Conference/7th National Conference on Product Design Education INTEGRATING DESIGN EDUCATION BEYOND 2000
Pages193 - 198 (6)
CitationTORRENS, G., BRUSEBERG, A. and MCDONAGH-PHILP, D., 2000. Reducing the risk: a partnership between academia and a small to medium enterprise. IN: Childs, P.R.N. and Brodhurst, E.K. (eds). Integrating Design Education Beyond 2000: Proceedings of the 22nd SEED Annual Design Conference and 7th National Conference on Product Design Education, 6th-7th September 2000, University of Sussex, Brighton. Bury St. Edmonds: Professional Engineering Publishing, pp. 193 - 198.
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