Knowledge integration of and by design

Title: Knowledge integration of and by design
Author: Per Åman, Hans Andersson

Affiliation:

 

Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration, Linköping University, Sweden
DOI:  10.3384/svid.2000-964X.16121
First published: 2016-06
Year: 2016
Pages: 21-29
Number of pages: 9
Language: English
Publisher:

SVID, Swedish Industrial Design Foundation/Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköping University, Sweden

Publication type:

Journal article
Journal: Swedish Design Research Journal
ISSN: 2000-964X
   

Download the article

Download the article here (pdf, 1 Mb)

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore the possible uses, benefits, limitations and future directions of a formal knowledge integration perspective on design management. The paper develops the concepts of management thinking and design(erly) thinking, and questions the implied contention. With a knowledge perspective, design management may be seen as including the capability to integrate specialized, distributed and heterogeneous knowledge bases. Consequences regarding the characteristics of scope, flexibility and efficiency of knowledge integration indicate both greater difficulties and greater possibilities.

Regarding the architecture of knowledge, integration of design indicates a functional orientation and a limited role for design, while integration by design may indicate a strategic role.

Dela sida

SVID, Stiftelsen Svensk Industridesign | Besök: Söder Mälarstrand 29, 3 tr | Post: Söder Mälarstrand 57, 118 25 Stockholm | info@svid.se I 08-406 84 40

Dela

Anmäl dig nu till vårt nyhetsbrev

 

SVID, Stiftelsen Svensk Industridesign | Besök: Söder Mälarstrand 29, 3 tr | Post: Söder Mälarstrand 57, 118 25 Stockholm | info@svid.se I 08-406 84 40