User-centred Research and Technology Development: A Study of a Swedish University Project
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Business and Management Tomorrow, ISSN 2249-9962, Vol. 2, no 1, 1-11 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
University research is required to be more need-driven and user-centred in order to address research problemsand market needs. However, there is a lack of understanding regarding the research approach, which can be used effectively to address the dual goals. In this study, we provide a detailed explanation regarding user-centred research approach used in a Swedish university research project. Our results suggest that integration of potential customers and lead users into the research and development stages represents a critical step for ensuring marketability of the innovative product. In addition, we highlight four specific stages related to the proposed research approach and list specific activities related to these research and development stages.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 2, no 1, 1-11 p.
lead user, sports technology, innovation management, need driven research, university product development
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-74229OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-74229DiVA: diva2:489340
QC 201208272012-02-022012-02-022012-08-27Bibliographically approved