This book introduces a new speculative design process for inclusive new product development (NPD). The authors offer Vision Enabled Design Thinking (VEDT), a human-centered technological design framework incorporating the use of Design Lens and Vision Concepting, as a way for the designer to ideate and reflect on product development concepts within a deeper sociocultural context. The authors incorporate project management concepts into the overall design process through the development of a new design process, "4-D Algorithm for New Product Development."
Inclusion by Design: Future Thinking Approaches to New Product Development formalizes the use of speculative design as a means for more inclusive NPD and promotes management of the design process as a needed skill for future engineers and designers. It provides a novel design methodology of VEDT for engaging vision concepting, through the use of Design Lenses in engaging speculative design practices and offers an implementation framework to support the sustainable adoption and use of future design methods. The 4-D Algorithm for New Product Development promotes inclusivity in design while addressing practical aspects of managing the design process in today’s corporate business environment.
Those involved with interactive product and technology design, new product development, design researchers and managers, engineers, as well as professionals and graduate students will find this book useful.