Kaleidoscope of User Involvement – Product Development Methods in an Interdisciplinary Context

  • Anne WallischEmail author
  • Olga Sankowski
  • Dieter Krause
  • Kristin Paetzold
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1026)


Involving user perspectives into product development activities means involving empiric science methods into engineering sciences. On the one hand, human-centered research methods should assist engineering designers in problem definition, solution generation, decision-making and evaluation aligned to the users. On the other hand, different research logics and approaches of problem solving can be an obstacle to the application of methods from other disciplines. The article presents a terminology aimed at supporting interdisciplinary understanding of methods and its underlying conceptualizations.


Design methodology Interdisciplinary design User-centered design User involvement User research methods 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne Wallisch
    • 1
    Email author
  • Olga Sankowski
    • 2
  • Dieter Krause
    • 2
  • Kristin Paetzold
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität der Bundeswehr MünchenNeubibergGermany
  2. 2.Technische Universität HamburgHamburgGermany

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