A theoretical design management framework
Sun, Q, Williams, A and Martyn, E 2011, 'A theoretical design management framework' , The Design Journal, 14 (1) , pp. 112-132.
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Design management is a relatively new concept compared with either design practice or management science. There has been various approaches tried to conceptualise design management issues, but most of these have considered design management in an organisational perspective, in isolation from the context in which the design profession is practiced - the design industry - and thus are unlikely to capture the emerging issues driven by design industry trends. This suggests a need for a design management model which conceptualises design management practice in addressing the issues of concern to various stakeholders within the sector. This paper develops a conceptual framework by positioning design management within the design industry’s knowledge supply chain. It defines design management as the management of the interface between design practice and other industry forces. The proposed conceptual framework is evaluated by comparing it with existing theoretical concepts and models. It concludes by identifying roles missing from classical design management theory, and suggesting region-specific design management remits, which recognise how the emerging role for design managers is likely to differ.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Design Management, Design Industry, UK, China|
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
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|Schools:||Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media
Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
|Journal or Publication Title:||The Design Journal|
|Depositing User:||Dr Qian Sun|
|Date Deposited:||10 Mar 2011 11:00|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2015 01:02|
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