Abstract

This article discusses a new perspective on the sustainable product/service development process as an iterative cycle of interdisciplinary learning phase and theory-solution building phase. Such a perspective puts emphases on deductive or abductive-inductive communication activities between stakeholders, difference in research paradigms within which involved researchers act in, and how given information leads to useful insights for theory-building or solution-building via cognitive operations. The cycle is described with the author’s observations made during a research project, with specific cognitive activities pronounced in stakeholders’ learning and ideation activities.

Keywords:

design process and method, interdisciplinary communication, deductive learning, abductive-inductive ideation

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Jun 17th, 12:00 AM

The cycle of interdisciplinary learning and theory- solution building in design research

This article discusses a new perspective on the sustainable product/service development process as an iterative cycle of interdisciplinary learning phase and theory-solution building phase. Such a perspective puts emphases on deductive or abductive-inductive communication activities between stakeholders, difference in research paradigms within which involved researchers act in, and how given information leads to useful insights for theory-building or solution-building via cognitive operations. The cycle is described with the author’s observations made during a research project, with specific cognitive activities pronounced in stakeholders’ learning and ideation activities.

 

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