Education of NPD in multi-x environments

Nikola Vukasinovic, Nusa Fain, Roman Zavbi, Joze Duhovnik

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Abstract

Cost competitiveness, energy price, geographic dispersion of human, knowledge and material resources are forcing companies to outsource and spread the tasks among companies and partners all around the world. All these factors as well as emerging complexity of newproducts demand extreme exibility and coordination of all participants in any innovation project. Therefore, multi-x (multi-disciplinary, -cultural, etc) teams, with team members on different geographical locations, work often on the same project. Social, cultural n professional differences ampli ed with a lack of eye-to-eye contact, demand special technical and social skills of all participants. These skills are of the same importance as professional knowledge, which is necessary for project realisation, and include the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), virtual-team work,decision making, team management, con ict management, etc. and especially their combined implementation in real projects. The latter is a skill, which should be taught and practiced on a case to achieve, and any educational institution, which is aiming to train competitive engineers, should implement this kind of work into educational process.To provide students with the knowledge and practice of multi-x team work an international course called European Global Product Realization (E-GPR) was launched in school year 2001–2002. Its main goal is to provide a stimulating learning environment for students in several disciplines (i.e. design, mechanical engineering, PLM, electronics, etc.), where they can get experience in multi-x collaboration in new product development (NPD) and develop several aspects of design competences needed for their future professional practice
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationICORD 09 proceedings of the 2nd international conference on research into design
Subtitle of host publicationsupporting multiple facets of product development
EditorsAmaresh Chakrabarti
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Education
New product development
Team work
Mechanical engineering
Learning environment
Educational institutions
Innovation
Professional knowledge
Competitiveness
Social skills
Team management
Resources
Technical skills
Factors
Professional practice
Virtual teams
Costs
Engineers
Train
Energy prices

Keywords

  • virtual team
  • collaborative design
  • european global product realization
  • design education
  • E-GPR
  • multi-x environments

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Vukasinovic, N., Fain, N., Zavbi, R., & Duhovnik, J. (2009). Education of NPD in multi-x environments. In A. Chakrabarti (Ed.), ICORD 09 proceedings of the 2nd international conference on research into design: supporting multiple facets of product development
Vukasinovic, Nikola ; Fain, Nusa ; Zavbi, Roman ; Duhovnik, Joze. / Education of NPD in multi-x environments. ICORD 09 proceedings of the 2nd international conference on research into design: supporting multiple facets of product development. editor / Amaresh Chakrabarti. 2009.
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Vukasinovic, N, Fain, N, Zavbi, R & Duhovnik, J 2009, Education of NPD in multi-x environments. in A Chakrabarti (ed.), ICORD 09 proceedings of the 2nd international conference on research into design: supporting multiple facets of product development.

Education of NPD in multi-x environments. / Vukasinovic, Nikola; Fain, Nusa; Zavbi, Roman; Duhovnik, Joze.

ICORD 09 proceedings of the 2nd international conference on research into design: supporting multiple facets of product development. ed. / Amaresh Chakrabarti. 2009.

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

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Vukasinovic N, Fain N, Zavbi R, Duhovnik J. Education of NPD in multi-x environments. In Chakrabarti A, editor, ICORD 09 proceedings of the 2nd international conference on research into design: supporting multiple facets of product development. 2009