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Consumer Product Design and Innovation: Past, present and future

Roy, Robin (2016). Consumer Product Design and Innovation: Past, present and future. In: Proceedings of DRS 2016, Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference (Lloyd, Peter and Bohemia, Erik eds.), Design Research Society, London, UK, 10 pp. 3755–3770.

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This paper summarises some of the content and conclusions of a new book which discusses the innovation, design and evolution of six consumer products – bicycles, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, electric lamps, television and mobile (cell) phones – from their original inventions to the present. It discusses common patterns of innovation, how environmental concerns and legislation have influenced design, and some of the effects these products have had on the environment and society. The paper also uses lessons from the successes and failures of examples of these products to draw out guidelines for designers, engineers, marketers, managers and educators on how to design successful new products and to design for the environment. It concludes with trends and sustainability challenges for future consumer product design and innovation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Author(s)
ISSN: 2398-3132
Keywords: consumer; products; innovation; sustainability
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Design and Innovation
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Item ID: 46884
Depositing User: Robin Roy
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2016 12:54
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2018 10:31
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