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Francesco Zurlo
Polytechnic University of Milan
Design researchEngineeringBusinessDesign managementKnowledge management
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#1Claudio Dell'Era (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 17
#2Stefano Magistretti (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 2
Last. Francesco Zurlo (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 4
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#1Francesco Zurlo (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 4
This chapter describes the local context of the intervention—the city of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais State, Southeast of Brazil, with the specific issues related to previous experiences to improve the furniture sector . The intention of such a content is to provide the visualization of the current scenario—individualist, isolated and little innovative among the Micro and Small Enterprises of the furniture sector, in order to understand the challenges faced to achieve a more sustainable path by buil...
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#1Francesco Zurlo (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 4
This chapter presents the conceptual Inter-organizational Collaborative Network (ICoN) model developed within the research to guide the proposition of such a network in the local context of the intervention . The ICoN model was aimed at defining the most important relationships among participants of the network proposed, their roles and their pattern of relations, during a defined long-term project or a planned task. The chapter discusses the theoretical references adopted to build such a model,...
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This chapter describes de Assessment Tool developed within the scope of the research to understand the emerging changes in the context of the intervention, which are possible thanks to the Design Pilot Project implementation, as well as to orient strategies for future interventions. This Tool was developed based on five main indicators—environmental, technological, socio-cultural, economic and organizational indicators, which were further explored, individually, in specific issues, thus by provi...
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#1Francesco Zurlo (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 4
This chapter brings an historical panorama of Design and the Furniture Industry in Brazil as well as a brief description of the highly fragmented Design System in the country . Issues related to the competitiveness as well as design management and sustainability aspects are discussed in this chapter in order to understand the huge Management challenges faced by the Brazilian Furniture industry, mainly those associated with industries that do not integrate furniture cluster. This chapter intends ...
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This explains the MODU.Lares Project Intervention by describing the development process and the idea of the System-ability as a promoter of sustainable and innovative changes. The chapter presents also a discussion of the elements used as Boundary Objectsduring the research—prototypes , meetings , exhibitions as well as pilot project, in its whole. This action-based project is an important contribution to the local context because it updates the MSEs’ conditions through questionnaires and field ...
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#1Michele Simoni (Parthenope University of Naples)H-Index: 9
#2Cabirio Cautela (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 3
Last. Francesco Zurlo (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 4
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Abstract This article analyzes the relationship between technological shift and product design strategies in the Italian lighting industry, where design players have experienced a discontinuous technological shift due to the introduction of LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology. Product design strategies are framed according to two tradeoffs: (i) product portfolio language heterogeneity versus product portfolio language homogeneity and (ii) product language differentiation versus product languag...
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#1Cabirio Cautela (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 3
#2Alessandro Deserti (IPN: Instituto Politécnico Nacional)H-Index: 1
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The contributions to this special issue come primarily from the keynote addresses of the fifth Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces (DPPI) conference, hosted by Politecnico di Milano in 2011. (The addresses have been revised as necessary for publication purposes.) DPPI was established as an international conference in 2000 by a group of researchers active in the area of the “beyond usability” movement, with the aim of moving the design of interactive products away from a purely function...
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#1Francesco Zurlo (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 4
#2Cabirio Cautela (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 3
Introduction During its evolution, design—both as a discipline and as a practice—has expanded its sphere of influence and its typical object of intervention, acknowledged until 20 years ago above all as the industrial product. In recent years, because of causes linked to the evolution of organized production systems and social and cultural consumption market dynamics, the design core moved progressively from tangible objects—where design was responsible for the technological aspects of the produ...
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#1Cabirio Cautela (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 3
#2Francesco Zurlo (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 4
The article fills the gap in innovation studies about design management dynamic capabilities analysing tensions in design decision making. 'Ambidextrous organisation' frame has been employed to report the system of tensions central to the design management. The research is based on the qualitative analysis of cases carried out in two phases. Firstly, the participation as action researchers in innovative projects highlighted design management as organisational process and the coexistence in the p...
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