Go with the flo

A case study of transdisciplinary product development

Dosun Shin, Tamara Christensen, John Takamura, Dean Bacalzo

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

The baby boomer population is approaching late life and will have different needs and expectations for their aging experience than previous generations. A team of two faculty and two graduate students at a major American university set out to develop a transdisciplinary methodology to support the design of a transgenerational toilet that would be usable by toddlers and their grandparents alike. Documented herein is their approach to this problem, and the resulting design which shifts paradigms of toilet use. In addition, this experiment represents a collaborative experience that transcends boundaries between design research and design practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDS 38: Proceedings of E and DPE 2006, the 8th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education
Pages69-74
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2006
Event8th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, E and DPE - Salzburg, Austria
Duration: Sep 7 2006Sep 8 2006

Other

Other8th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, E and DPE
CountryAustria
CitySalzburg
Period9/7/069/8/06

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Keywords

  • Design education
  • Design methodology
  • Design research
  • Product design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Education

Cite this

Shin, D., Christensen, T., Takamura, J., & Bacalzo, D. (2006). Go with the flo: A case study of transdisciplinary product development. In DS 38: Proceedings of E and DPE 2006, the 8th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (pp. 69-74)

Go with the flo : A case study of transdisciplinary product development. / Shin, Dosun; Christensen, Tamara; Takamura, John; Bacalzo, Dean.

DS 38: Proceedings of E and DPE 2006, the 8th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. 2006. p. 69-74.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Shin, D, Christensen, T, Takamura, J & Bacalzo, D 2006, Go with the flo: A case study of transdisciplinary product development. in DS 38: Proceedings of E and DPE 2006, the 8th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. pp. 69-74, 8th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, E and DPE, Salzburg, Austria, 9/7/06.
Shin D, Christensen T, Takamura J, Bacalzo D. Go with the flo: A case study of transdisciplinary product development. In DS 38: Proceedings of E and DPE 2006, the 8th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. 2006. p. 69-74
Shin, Dosun ; Christensen, Tamara ; Takamura, John ; Bacalzo, Dean. / Go with the flo : A case study of transdisciplinary product development. DS 38: Proceedings of E and DPE 2006, the 8th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. 2006. pp. 69-74
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