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Design Management Journal, Vol. 5, No. 3, Summer 1994

Designing Strategic Interfaces: Creatively Linking People, Organizations, and Technology

In almost every sense, being connected is the norm in the late 20th century. For the business of design, this means that effectively managing the interface among individuals, groups, and technologies is a fundamental challenge. In this issue, contributors explore the optimization of interfaces among people in the design of teams, the sharing of leadership, and the development of relationships with consultants. Some offer new approaches to communications, one considers how the interface among technologies will reshape product design, and another suggests a way to address interdisciplinary concerns in the classroom.

Articles:

A Management Perspective on Mixed Media and the Art of Optimizing the Interface
Thomas Walton, Editor, Design Management Journal

The Delicate Art of Designing Interdisciplinary Teams
Anne Donnellon, Associate Professor, Babson College; Joshua Margolis, Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard Business School & Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

A Virtual Design Studio: Today's Opportunity for Effective Electronic Creativity
Eugene Sulek, Chief Industrial Designer, Texas Instruments

"Outside-In" Design: Delivering Real Value to the Customer
Hans Bergman, Manager, Network-Management Applications, BNR Corporate Design Group; Tom Winlow, Network-Management Applications, BNR Corporate Design Group

4D Design: Interaction Among Disciplines at a New Design Frontier
Alec Robertson, Course Leader, Project Supervisor, School of Design, De Montfort University, UK

Towards the Design Era: The Evolution of the Designer as Functional Interface with Marketing and Engineering
Seth R. Ellis, Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of San Diego School of Business Administration

Innovation and Chaos
Tom Hardy, Director, Design Continuum

The Objectives Matrix: A Practitioner's Perspective
Christopher E. Olstead, Project Quality Manager, Bechtel Corporation; Ralph S. Kurland, General Project Manager, Chevron, U.S.A., Inc.; James T. Jackson, Jr., Project Manager, Bechtel Corporation

Information Communication Technology Redefines Design Management
Mary Jennings, Director, The Identity Business

A Square Peg in a Round Hole? Integrating a Design Consultant into a Textile/Clothing Company
Victor Herbert, Design Consultant; Caroline Otto, Marketing Consultant

Concurrent Product Development and Industrial Design Education: An Experiment
Jacques Giard, Director, Carleton University School of Industrial Design; George L. C. Lee, Masters Candidate, Carleton University School of Industrial Design



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