The two issues they found themselves unable to cover with the original matrix

The two issues they found themselves unable to cover

This preview shows page 8 - 9 out of 9 pages.

The two issues they found themselves unable to cover with the original matrix were firstly, the activity of the individual as a contributor to the design process, and secondly, the integration of the various design activities. 60 Traditions and Origins of Design Manageme nt This resulted in the development of three new matrices. In using these the authors did not attempt to alter significantly the terminology or the structure, merely to arrive at a working tool to record and analyse the two issues described above. These three matrices are shown. The inclusion in Matrices 1 and 2 of a separate category for input by professional designer was one of the final amendments and reflected the growing awareness of the need to differentiate between activity by professional designers and all other design activity. The word design can be, and often is, utilised legitimately in many different activities. Consequently, the word designer cannot refer solely to those groups of individuals whose education and training overtly equips them to operate as professional designers. With a separate category one can record in matrices 1 and 2 the activity of an individual who by education and training is qualified to produce design work. This differentiates between professional designers and all those individuals who are found to be active agents operationally in the design process irrespective of the degree of cognisance of their activity. Design Matrix 1, Involvement of steps within artefacts (Figure 3.1), is the closest to the original matrix. It allows activity to be recorded in the seven steps of involvement across the 11 artefact categories. It is important that it is not used to make comparisons and it operates as a map for the design activity recorded in the other matrices. The second matrix was employed to record relationships at or between activity points. This is a very complex matrix as its lengthy title implies, Interaction between artefacts involvement of steps . Each of the seven steps on the vertical axis of the first matrix uses one of these matrices. Taken together they can be used as a three- dimensional model on the contour map principle, with cumulatively high spots of end activity forming the peaks of the map. Figure 3.2 shows the basic matrix. However, each of the seven steps of this matrix must first be considered separately. This allows design activity to be considered in relationship to the eleven artefact categories. Figure 3.3 shows an example of the step specify in an apparel manufacturing organization. Each square on the matrix is subdivided into two triangles. In certain squares both sides of the square are filled in; others only on one side. This is done to suggest the likely direction of the activity. Research and development have an activity
Image of page 8

Subscribe to view the full document.

with sourcing , since R&D will test a fabric that has been sourced and only if the test is successful will the source be utilized. The major responsibility in the (specify) activity resides in R&D. However, it can also been seen that there is an
Image of page 9
  • Fall '19

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Ask Expert Tutors You can ask 0 bonus questions You can ask 0 questions (0 expire soon) You can ask 0 questions (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes