Title: The use of methods by advanced beginner and expert industrial designers in non-routine situations: a quasi-experiment

Authors: Jaap Daalhuizen; Petra Badke-Schaub

Addresses: Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, 2628 CE, Delft, The Netherlands. ' Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, 2628 CE, Delft, The Netherlands

Abstract: The transfer and application of methods into practice is problematic. We studied the effect of |situated| methodological support on performance in non-routine situations. Practising expert and advanced beginner designers were compared. Design methods and support to select methods were provided for solving a design-planning problem under time pressure. Results point to improved performance through using methods up to a level where experts and advanced beginners perform equally well. Further research is needed to understand the relation between the designers| behaviour under uncertainty and the need for methodological support. Implications for development and transfer of methods are expected.

Keywords: industrial designers; design methodology; transfer of methods; situatedness; non-routine; expertise; product development; industrial design; advanced beginners; expert designers; design planning; uncertainty.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2011.043661

International Journal of Product Development, 2011 Vol.15 No.1/2/3, pp.54 - 70

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 11 Nov 2011 *

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