Incorporating Social Product Development in Distributed Collaborative Design Education

Dazhong Wu, Merlin Morlock, Prateek Pande, David W. Rosen, Dirk Schaefer

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Over the past few years, Social Product Development
(SPD) has emerged as a new trend to improve traditional
engineering design and product realization processes. SPD
involves the concepts of crowdsourcing, mass collaboration,
customer co-creation, and most recently cloud-based design
and manufacturing. One of the key characteristics of SPD is to
apply social computing techniques (e.g., social networking sites
and online communities) to support different phases of product
realization processes. In line with this trend, our objective is to
help our students become familiar with this paradigm shift and
learn how to solve engineering design problems in a distributed
and collaborative setting. Consequently, we have experimented
with introducing some aspects of SPD into one of our graduate
level engineering design courses. In this paper, we (1) introduce
a SPD process that is implemented in the course, (2) present a
case study from one of the design teams, and (3) share our
experience and lessons with respect to the implementation of
the SPD process.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conferences IDETC/CIE 2013 - Portland, Oregon, USA United States
Duration: 4 Aug 20137 Aug 2013

Conference

ConferenceASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conferences IDETC/CIE 2013
CountryUSA United States
CityPortland, Oregon
Period4/08/137/08/13

Keywords

  • Social Product Development
  • Design
  • Design Education

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Incorporating Social Product Development in Distributed Collaborative Design Education'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this