Theory and Practice Meets in Industrial Process Design -Educational Perspective-

  • Heli Aramo-Immonen
  • Tarja Toikka
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 112)


Software engineer should see himself as a business process designer in enterprise resource planning system (ERP) re-engineering project. Software engineers and managers should have design dialogue. The objective of this paper is to discuss the motives to study the design research in connection of management education in order to envision and understand the soft human issues in the management context. Second goal is to develop means of practicing social skills between designers and managers. This article explores the affective components of design thinking in industrial management domain. In the conceptual part of this paper are discussed concepts of network and project economy, creativity, communication, use of metaphors, and design thinking. Finally is introduced empirical research plan and first empirical results from design method experiments among the multi-disciplined groups of the master-level students of industrial engineering and management and software engineering.


Business Process Enterprise Resource Planning Soft System Methodology Enterprise Resource Planning System Design Thinking 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heli Aramo-Immonen
    • 1
  • Tarja Toikka
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Management and EngineeringTampere University of TechnologyPoriFinland
  2. 2.Faculty of Art and media PoriAalto University School of Art and DesignPoriFinland

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