Congresos de la Universitat Politècnica de València, Systems & Design: Beyond Processes and Thinking

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A Research on Designer Roles in Industries
Ilgim Eroglu, Ozge Ceylan Esen

Última modificación: 17-07-2016


In this study, it was aimed to explore if roles of designers change in different industries. It was studied if expectancies from designers change according to industry they work. This study is linked with a prior study which investigated general expectancies from designers to get a hint about their work environment. In a prior study done by the authors, it was investigated if current tendencies about design have an effect on requirements from designers. It was found that companies asked for skills addressing capabilities for tasks like team management and process management. However, the effect of industries’ environment on requirements was not explored. In the scope of this study, 10 companies from 5 different industries with diverse characters were briefly interviewed to understand industry effect on requirements from designers. Industries included were shoe & bag, furniture accessories, jewellery, packaging and advertising & exhibition. A total of 50 companies were interviewed in this study. Companies were chosen among those 5 industries, each designing their own products. It was aimed to ask organizations their expectancies from designers, so each of these firms employ designers either regularly or project base.

When results of the current study are investigated, it may be suggested that requirements from designers can change according to industries they work.


Palabras clave

Design management, innovation, designer roles

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