Use of Information Management Systems from Designers' Perspective
2006 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF NORDDESIGN 2006 CONFERENCE, REYKJAVIK: UNIV ICELAND, FAC ENGINEERING, , 2006, 179-190 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In product development research, studies that aim at identifying best practice methods and processes are often conducted. However, it is also essential to learn about causes for bad practice and to gain understanding about how to avoid it. In complex product development, design engineers have to meet the challenges of increased product functionality but their needs for multidisciplinary integration of information are not sufficiently met by existing information management systems. This prevents the design engineers from working at their full capacity and inhibits the possibilities to get support for innovative and value-adding work. This paper aims at identifying reasons for non value-adding work that is linked to inefficient information support, and especially to the use of information management systems. It can be concluded that designers have difficulties to acknowledge positive effects such as better product quality or lower costs that are connected to the use of information management systems. It is argued that one potential means for improved information integration is by managing a trade-off between standardised and customised IT tools and systems.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
REYKJAVIK: UNIV ICELAND, FAC ENGINEERING, , 2006. 179-190 p.
information management, complex product development, lean product development, non value-adding work
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7384ISI: 000252984400020ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84859961763ISBN: 978-9979-9494-9-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7384DiVA: diva2:12395
6th Biannual NordDesign 2006 Conference Univ Iceland, Fac Engn, Reykjavik, ICELAND, 2006
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QC 201011122007-07-242007-07-242010-11-12Bibliographically approved