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The impact of cultural aspects on the design process

  Due to increasing globalisation, the development of products is no longer restricted to one place, it is more and more characterised by distributed design teams, who work in different places, time zones or cultures. In order to support intercultural design, it is important to analyse the appropriate processes, to detect problem fields, to propose procedures to support distributed collaborative design and beyond detect the strengths of multicultural design teams. The evaluation of an intercultural design exercise showed that the major aspects of intercultural cooperation can be clustered into the topics culture, distribution, planning and media. Further design experiments will allow a more detailed analysis of intercultural design processes.

  • Date:

    31 December 2004

  • Publication Status:


  • Library of Congress:

    TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    621 Electronic & mechanical engineering

  • Funders:

    Historic Funder (pre-Worktribe)


Felgen, L., Grieb, J., Lindemann, U., Pulm, U., Chakrabati, A., & Vijaykumar, G. (2004). The impact of cultural aspects on the design process. In D. Marjanović (Ed.), DS 32: Proceedings of DESIGN 2004, the 8th International Design Conference. , (1475-1480)



Distributed processes, cultures, collaborative design, multicultural teams

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