THE WHITE BOOK

Category: METHODOLOGY
July 13, 2016

New materials take long to go from research to reality. Coming out of the lab, they are usually over-specified on some properties and under-specified on others. Following a traditional approach on materials development, opportunities for innovation are often missed.

Design-driven materials innovation promises a better way: by involving designers early on, and by developing material and application in parallel, new meanings can be explored.

Next to the LTM materials and the design projects, the consortium has delivered LTM’s very own design methodology: “The White Book - Lessons from a four-year journey into design-driven materials innovation”. This design-driven research methodology has been tailor-made specifically to suit the project and constituent partners. Based on a comprehensive body of industrial product design knowledge and built up both by the academic partners in the consortium, led by Politecnico di Milano, and through the well-defined tools and methods used by the design SME partners.

“The White Book - Lessons from a four-year journey into design-driven materials innovation” Edited by: Claudio Dell’Era, Stefano Magistretti, Menno van Rijn, Erik Tempelman, Roberto Verganti and Åsa Öberg

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