A Design Framework for Social Product Development

Forbes, H, Schaefer, Dirk, Panchal, J and Han, J (2022) A Design Framework for Social Product Development. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 69 (2). pp. 302-313. ISSN 0018-9391

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2019.2948996

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Social product development (SPD) is defined as a
group of “coalescing tools and socio-technologies” represented
by several tenants including crowdsourcing, internet-based mass
collaboration, open innovation, and cloud-based design and manufacture.
Existing examples of SPD have resulted in enhanced
collaboration in design teams, shorter lead times, and significant
reductions in R&D costs. Despite these potential benefits, guidance
on how to conduct SPD is lacking in existing literature and the use
of SPD tenants in the industry is limited. The aim of this article is
to present a framework to guide the application of SPD. As part of
this framework, the authors present a tool for the selection of SPD
tenants that allows users to select an SPD tenant based on their
requirements and capabilities. The framework allows practitioners
to consider how SPD tenants can be used to solve design problems
and allows the user to design SPD tenants with consideration of
their own needs. This article concludes with a validation activity
and discussion on future research directions in this field.

Keywords:Open innovation, Crowdsourcing, Social product development
Subjects:H Engineering > H150 Engineering Design
Divisions:College of Science > School of Engineering
ID Code:48334
Deposited On:21 Feb 2022 09:09

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