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Analysis of the Design and Engineering-Process towards a First Prototype in the Field of Sports and Vitality

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School of Sport Studies, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, 5644HZ Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5600MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Presented at the 12th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 26–29 March 2018.
Proceedings 2018, 2(6), 297; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2060297
Published: 22 February 2018
The scope of technology has expanded towards areas such as sports and vitality, offering significant challenges for engineering designers. However, only little is known about the underlying design and engineering processes used within these fields. Therefore, this paper aims to get an in-depth understanding of these type of processes. During a three-day design competition (Hackathon), three groups of engineers were challenged to develop experience-able prototypes in the field of sports and vitality. Their process was monitored based on the Reflective Transformative Design process (RTD-process) framework, describing the various activities part of the design process. Groups had to keep track of their activities, and six group reflection-sessions were held. Results show that all groups used an open and explorative approach, they frequently swapped between activities, making them able to reflect on their actions. While spending more time on envisioning and creating a clear vision seem to relate to the quality of the design concept.
Keywords: prototype; design process; engineering process; sport and vitality; hackathon prototype; design process; engineering process; sport and vitality; hackathon
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Janssen, M.; Heuvel, R.v.d.; Megens, C.; Levy, P.; Vos, S. Analysis of the Design and Engineering-Process towards a First Prototype in the Field of Sports and Vitality. Proceedings 2018, 2, 297. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2060297

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Janssen M, Heuvel Rvd, Megens C, Levy P, Vos S. Analysis of the Design and Engineering-Process towards a First Prototype in the Field of Sports and Vitality. Proceedings. 2018; 2(6):297. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2060297

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Janssen, Mark, Roy van den Heuvel, Carl Megens, Pierre Levy, and Steven Vos. 2018. "Analysis of the Design and Engineering-Process towards a First Prototype in the Field of Sports and Vitality" Proceedings 2, no. 6: 297. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2060297

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