Let me do my job - Industrial Designer's Experiences of Client Collaboration

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Leisti-Szymczak, Anni
dc.contributor.author Liikkanen, Lassi
dc.contributor.author Laakso, Miko
dc.contributor.author Summanen, Iris
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-24T07:45:50Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-24T07:45:50Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Leisti-Szymczak, Anni & Liikkanen, Lassi & Laakso, Miko & Summanen, Iris. 2013. Let me do my job - Industrial Designer's Experiences of Client Collaboration. Proceedings of the CO-CREATE 2013 - The Boundary-Crossing Conference on Co-Design in Innovation, Espoo, 16-19 June, 2013. P. 445-456. 978-952-60-5236-6 (printed). en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-5236-6 (printed)
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/12172
dc.description.abstract In the reported study, we explore the relationship of industrial designers and their clients in the co-design process from the designer’s perspective. We look into the conceptual design phases, in which the most critical decisions concerning the product are made. Our primary interest was in how designers perceive decision making as a part of the design process. In our empirical work, we performed artifact-based interviews with seven practicing, professional designers based in Finland. Interpretative phenomenological analysis was used to analyze the transcribed interviews in order to reveal the central themes in designers’ perception towards design decisions. The analysis surfaced four themes: the backdrop of the industrial design process, the fundamentals of designer identity, and the defense reactions and coping in response to identity threats. We found that while designers perceive the client relationship essential, it often seemed more destructive than constructive for their creative process. Overall, our study suggests, that by improving the communication and collaboration in the client-designer relationship, the innovativeness of industrial design commissions could be improved. en
dc.format.extent 445-456
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aalto University en
dc.publisher Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the CO-CREATE 2013 - The Boundary-Crossing Conference on Co-Design in Innovation, Espoo, 16-19 June, 2013. Riitta Smeds & Olivier Irrmann (eds.). Aalto University School of Science, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, SimLab. Aalto University publications series SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY 15/2013. 728 p. en
dc.subject.other Design en
dc.title Let me do my job - Industrial Designer's Experiences of Client Collaboration en
dc.type A4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa fi
dc.contributor.school Perustieteiden korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Science en
dc.contributor.department Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT en
dc.contributor.department Tietotekniikan tutkimuslaitos HIIT fi
dc.subject.keyword Innovation process en
dc.subject.keyword Creative conflicts en
dc.subject.keyword Designer-client relations en
dc.subject.keyword Decision making en
dc.subject.keyword Social interaction en
dc.subject.keyword Conceptual design en
dc.subject.keyword Communication styles en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201401271212
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.contributor.lab Lutus research group en
dc.type.version Final published version en


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