Connecting for Impact - Multidisciplinary Approaches to Innovation in Small to Medium Sized enterprises (SMEs)

Bailey, Mark, Smith, Neil and Aftab, Mersha (2013) Connecting for Impact - Multidisciplinary Approaches to Innovation in Small to Medium Sized enterprises (SMEs). In: DRS/Cumulus Conferenece 2013: The 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, 14-17 May 2013, Oslo, Norway.

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Abstract

This paper reveals the methodology developed and adopted by groups of Multidisciplinary Design Innovation Masters students whilst working on projects with regional Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SME’s). It exposes an eight-stage approach and shows how the creation of a ‘problem-space tapestry’ acts as a mediator between different disciplinary approaches.
The authors used a combination of observation, interview, post project-analysis and auto ethnographic reflection in order to uncover this process and to draw conclusions about the conditions that are necessary to support university based multidisciplinary design-led innovation projects of this type.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
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Depositing User: Mark Bailey
Date Deposited: 21 May 2013 08:16
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2016 02:29
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/12629

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