Roy, Robin and Reidel, Johann C. k. h.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||https://doi.org/10.1016/S0166-4972(97)00050-3|
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This paper presents results from a project entitled ‘MArket Demands that Reward Investment in Design’ (MADRID). Among other aims, MADRID seeks to identify the contribution of design and innovation to product competitiveness in different markets.
The paper provides a conceptual analysis of the role of design and innovation in product competition. The concepts are employed to conduct an analysis of a sample of new and redesigned products using data from a previous study on the ‘Commercial Impacts of Design’ (CID). CID was a study of over 220 design and product development projects in British SMEs which had received government financial support for design.
The key conclusions from this re-analysis of the CID data are: in commercially successful product development projects more attention had been paid than in the loss-making projects to genuine product improvements rather than just styling or costs; commercially successful product development projects involved a multi-dimensional approach to design with a focus on product performance, features and build quality and, where relevant, technical or design innovation. Loss-making projects tended to involve a narrow, often styling-oriented, approach to design with more attention paid to cost reduction than to performance, quality and innovation.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||1997 Elsevier Science Ltd|
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|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:||Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Design and Innovation
|Depositing User:||Robin Roy|
|Date Deposited:||07 Apr 2011 15:35|
|Last Modified:||22 Mar 2017 15:54|
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