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The characteristics of a new product through user knowledge in the early stage of a design process


Taha, Zahari and Alli, Hasan and Abdul Rashid, Salwa Hanim (2013) The characteristics of a new product through user knowledge in the early stage of a design process. Advanced Materials Research, 739. pp. 678-683. ISSN 1022-6680; ESSN: 1662-8985


User knowledge has become a performance indicator that determines the success of a business. It provides a valuable source of information for product developer to develop the specification and characteristics of a new product. Various methods have been studied to extract and integrate the user knowledge during the early stage of a design process. This paper focuses the relation between the success of a product and the product specification. Interviews with product designers were conducted. The results of this study provide a foundation for product developers to specify the product characteristics. The strategies, information and knowledge for a structured approach to product characteristics can then be developed.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Design and Architecture
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.739.678
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications
Keywords: Product characteristics; User knowledge; Design process
Depositing User: Azizan Arshad
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2016 05:30
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2016 05:30
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