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On designers’ use of biomimicry tools during the new product development process: an empirical investigation

Francesco Paolo Appio, Sofiane Achiche, Antonella Martini et Catherine Beaudry

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Citer ce document: Appio, F. P., Achiche, S., Martini, A. & Beaudry, C. (2017). On designers’ use of biomimicry tools during the new product development process: an empirical investigation. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, p. 1-15. doi:10.1080/09537325.2016.1236190
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Résumé

As technological problems and societal challenges become increasingly complex, designers are urged to recombine knowledge from different sources in order to innovate. In this article we question how nature may be the key source of inspiration and whether it can impact the new product development (NPD) process. We shed new light on whether designers and researchers are: first, familiar with biomimicry tools; second, aware of their characteristics; third, in favour of using biomimicry tools in the NPD process; and fourth, able to assess the impact of biomimicry tools on the NPD performance. By analysing survey data, counterintuitive results emerged concerning both the awareness of the biomimetic tools and their impact on the NPD innovation outcomes.

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Biomimicry tools, Tools awareness, New product development, Comparative analysis

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Département: Département de génie mécanique
Département de mathématiques et de génie industriel
Centre de recherche: Non applicable
Date du dépôt: 31 juil. 2017 11:43
Dernière modification: 24 oct. 2018 16:12
Adresse URL de PolyPublie: https://publications.polymtl.ca/2325/
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Titre de la revue: Technology Analysis & Strategic Management
Maison d'édition: Taylor & Francis
Adresse URL officielle: https://doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2016.1236190

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