Visualising Workplace Design
2015 (English)In: Great Expectations: Design Teaching, Research & Enterprise: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE15) / [ed] Ahmed Kovacevic ; Guy Bingham; Brian Parkinsson, Glasgow: Design Research Society, 2015, 150-155 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Design is a learning process and the use of prototyping activities for the sake of learning increases thedesign thinking, i.e. the dialogue and feedback on ideas. Hence, representations ranging from sketchesto different kind of models and animations are recommended to be used as prototypes to mediate userneeds and to support communication within the team. Low-fidelity prototyping enables rapidvisualisation of ideas, reframes failures into learning, generates perceptual progress and supportscreativity. In product design, different visualisation techniques are used to generate and communicateideas since thinking visually is seen as necessary for innovation.This paper describes the work of developing a course where you combine the task of workplace designwith traditional industrial design visualisation methods like sketching, model making and 3Dcomputer aids. By using the knowledge and experience from product design and incorporate it intoworkplace design, a process where all parties contribute in new ways could be achieved.In the course the students start by performing an individual investigation of the present research frontfor production visualisation by summarizing and analysing a number of scientific articles. A workplace design project was then performed where exploratory, explanatory and persuasive visualizingtechniques were implemented. Through a creative and constructive collaboration across disciplinaryboundaries, Industrial Production Environment and Industrial Design, we have created andimplemented a course in an area that has been lacking in our Master Program.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Glasgow: Design Research Society, 2015. 150-155 p.
Research subject Industrial Design; Industrial Work Environment
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-40410ScopusID: 84958149198Local ID: f899679e-4dd7-406d-9aff-e9cbe1fdbe37ISBN: 978-1-904670-62-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-40410DiVA: diva2:1013932
International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education : 03/09/2015 - 04/09/2015
Godkänd; 2015; 20150302 (ahak)2016-10-032016-10-03Bibliographically approved