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Dialogue across design domains: rapid prototyping in aerospace and fashion

Eckert, C. M.; Delamore, P. and Bell, C. (2010). Dialogue across design domains: rapid prototyping in aerospace and fashion. In: the 11th International Design Conference DESIGN 2010, 17-20 May 2010, Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia.

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Abstract

This paper reports on an unusual dialogue between two designers using Rapid Prototyping (RP) technology, one from the domain of aerospace, and the other from fashion design. Both designers saw the opportunities to improve the design process through RP, while identifying challenges in persuading people to change current practice. The immediacy of interaction with physical objects affords better design communication, and decisions can be revised before signifi cant resources are committed. Both designers were struck by the similarities in the challenges and potential across both domains.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Design Society
Keywords: rapid prototyping; RP; creativity; aerospace design; fashion innovation
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Design and Innovation
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Item ID: 24402
Depositing User: Claudia Eckert
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2010 12:14
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017 19:19
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/24402
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