Dissertation (EN)

44Vision Concepts for Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Developing a Design-Led Futures Technique to Boost Innovation

By Javier Ricardo Mejia Sarmiento

PART I INTRODUCTION

  • Introduction

PART II ANALYSIS

  • 2 Futures techniques
  • 3 Concept cars as a design-led futures technique for automotive corporations
  • 4 Vision concepts for other industries

PART III SYNTHESIS

  • 5 DIVE: developing a technique to implement vision concepts for SMEs
    • First iteration: The Alchemist Club 2025 for Marlioü (the full case here)
    • Second iteration: Continental Energy 2030 for Continental Boilers (the full case here)

PART IV EVALUATION

  • 6 Evaluation of DIVE with SMEs

PART V DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS

  • 7 DIVE 1.0: the proposed technique for SMEs
  • 8 Benefits and limitations of implementing vision concepts for SMEs

 

Appendices

Appendices Chapter 2
  • Appendix 2-1 Sample of the interviews with experts
  • Appendix 2-2 Stimuli (cards, template constructs and rating)
  • Appendix 2-3 Raw data
  • Appendix 2-4 Cartesian plane
  • Appendix 2-5 Ratings

Related publications

  • Mejia, J. R., Pasman, G., & Stappers, P. J. (2016). Vision concepts within the landscape of design research. In P. Lloyd & E. Bohemia (Eds.), Proceedings of DRS2016: Design + Research + Society – Future-Focused Thinking (Vol. 4, pp. 1659–1676). Brighton, U.K. The full document here.
  • Mejia, J. R., Hultink, E. J., Pasman, G., & Stappers, P. J. (2016). Concept cars as a design-led futures technique. In Proceedings of the 23rd Innovation and Product Development Management Conference (Vol. 1, pp. 1–21). Glasgow, U.K. The full document here.
  • Mejia, J. R., Simonse, L. W. L., & Hultink, E. J. (2015). Design of vision concepts to explore the future: Nature, context and design techniques. Presented at the 5th CIM –Creativity and Innovation Management– Community Workshop, Enschede, The Netherlands.The full document here.
  • Mejia, J. R., & Parra, J. (2014). Strategic PES: Product-experience-service, a visual tool to support SMEs through service-dominant logic. Touchpoint, The Journal of Service Design, 6(3), 80–85.The full document here.