Configuring the development space for conceptualization

Louise Brønnum, Christian Clausen

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Abstract

This paper addresses issues of conceptualization in the early stages of concept development noted as the Front End of Innovation [FEI]. We examine this particular development space as a socio technical space where a diversity of technological knowledge, user perspectives and organizational agendas meet and interact.
Based on a case study from an industrial medical company, the paper addresses and analyses the configuration of the development space in a number of projects aiming to take up user oriented perspectives in their activities. It presents insights on how the FEI was orchestrated and staged and how different elements and objects contributed to the configuration of the space in order to make it perform in a certain way.
The analysis points at the importance of the configuration processes and indicate how these configurations often may act as more or less hidden limitations on concept development making it difficult to bring forth new concept ideas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13) Design For Harmonies
EditorsUdo Lindemann, V Srinivasan , Yong Se Kim, Sang Won Lee, Marco Cantamessa, Bernard Yannou
Number of pages9
Volume3
PublisherDesign Society
Publication dateAug 2013
Pages171-180
ISBN (Print)978-904670-46-9
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013
Event International Conference on Engineering Design 2013 : Design for Harmonies - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 19 Aug 201322 Aug 2013
Conference number: 19

Conference

Conference International Conference on Engineering Design 2013
Number19
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period19/08/201322/08/2013
SeriesProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13)
Volume3
ISSN2220-4334

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Brønnum, L., & Clausen, C. (2013). Configuring the development space for conceptualization. In U. Lindemann, V. Srinivasan , Y. S. Kim, S. W. Lee, M. Cantamessa, & B. Yannou (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13) Design For Harmonies (Vol. 3, pp. 171-180). Design Society. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), Vol.. 3
Brønnum, Louise ; Clausen, Christian. / Configuring the development space for conceptualization. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13) Design For Harmonies. editor / Udo Lindemann ; V Srinivasan ; Yong Se Kim ; Sang Won Lee ; Marco Cantamessa ; Bernard Yannou. Vol. 3 Design Society, 2013. pp. 171-180 (Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), Vol. 3).
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Brønnum, L & Clausen, C 2013, Configuring the development space for conceptualization. in U Lindemann, V Srinivasan , YS Kim, SW Lee, M Cantamessa & B Yannou (eds), Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13) Design For Harmonies. vol. 3, Design Society, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), vol. 3, pp. 171-180, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 19/08/2013.

Configuring the development space for conceptualization. / Brønnum, Louise; Clausen, Christian.

Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13) Design For Harmonies. ed. / Udo Lindemann; V Srinivasan ; Yong Se Kim; Sang Won Lee; Marco Cantamessa; Bernard Yannou. Vol. 3 Design Society, 2013. p. 171-180 (Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), Vol. 3).

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Brønnum L, Clausen C. Configuring the development space for conceptualization. In Lindemann U, Srinivasan V, Kim YS, Lee SW, Cantamessa M, Yannou B, editors, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13) Design For Harmonies. Vol. 3. Design Society. 2013. p. 171-180. (Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), Vol. 3).