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Na, J.H., Choi, Y., Harrison, D., 2016.

Beyond Design for Manufacture: A Design Innovation Framework

Output Type:Journal article
Publication:Design Management Review
Publisher:Wiley for Design Management Institute (DMI)
Volume/Issue:27 (3)
Pagination:pp. 34-40

Despite the advantages of using design on a larger scale than simply the product level, many manufacturing companies can't see their way to design as a strategy or a way to improve business management. A framework can help them view the big picture from a design innovation standpoint.

Manufacturing firms that hope to achieve innovation--in their products, in their processes, and in their own organizations--can use this framework to identify opportunities, prioritize problem-solving, and work toward systematic improvement.