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Francesco Paolo Appio and Sofiane Achiche and Antonella Martini and Catherine Beaudry


Business Group (2017) : On designers’ use of biomimicry tools during the new product development process: An empirical investigation




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

Francesco Paolo Appio and Sofiane Achiche and Antonella Martini and Catherine Beaudry




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Technology Analysis & Strategic Management

As technological problems and societal challenges become increasingly complex, designers are urged to recombine knowledge from different sources in order to innovate. In this paper 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 favor of using biomimicry tools in the NPD process; fourth, able to assess the impact of biomimicry tools on the NPD performance. By analyzing survey data, counterintuitive results emerged both concerning the awareness of the biomimetic tools and their impact on the NPD innovation outcomes.

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Francesco Paolo Appio, Sofiane Achiche, Antonella Martini, Catherine Beaudry: On designers’ use of biomimicry tools during the new product development process: An empirical investigation. Dans: Technology Analysis & Strategic Management , 29 (7), p. 775-789, 2017, ISSN: 1465-3990.





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