Design for the BOP and the TOP: Requirements handling behaviour of designers

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Abstract

The base (BOP) and the top (TOP) of the world income pyramid represent the people living in poverty and the people from developed countries, respectively. In the approach of business development combined with poverty alleviation, the design of products for the BOP plays an important role. There is an urgent need to develop an understanding of the process of designing products for the BOP. Requirements handling is an important ingredient of a design process. This research, using a protocol study, examined the differences between the requirements handling behaviour of designers when they design a product for the BOP and TOP markets. We found differences between their requirements handling behaviour in terms of their attention to different topics of requirements, and their handling of solution-specific and solution-neutral requirements.

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Authors
  • Santosh Jagtap
  • Andreas Larsson
  • Anders Warell
  • Deepak Santhanakrishnan
  • Sachin Jagtap
Organisations
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Keywords

  • Base of the pyramid, product design, requirements, protocol analysis
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Host publication title missing]
EditorsAmaresh Chakrabarti
PublisherSpringer
Pages375-385
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventInternational Conference on Research into Design, ICoRD’15 - Bangalore, India
Duration: 2015 Jan 122015 Jan 14

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Research into Design, ICoRD’15
CountryIndia
CityBangalore
Period2015/01/122015/01/14

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