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Towards Empathic Design in the Irish Medical Device Industry
The goal of this study is twofold (a) to identify whether empathic design methods are used in the medical device industry in Ireland and (b) to identify the challenges faced by designers when implementing empathic design ...
Knowledge Management Practices in Service SMEs
Knowledge management is a critical component of competitive success in service organizations. Knowledge management centers on creating new knowledge and utilizing existing knowledge. While utilizing existing knowledge ...
Design for experience: An analysis of the Irish Creative Industry
In this paper we report on the results of an exploratory study that investigated the experiences of key informants from SMEs in the Irish creative sector that are involved in design. A purposive sample of 56 small firms ...
An exploratory framework for the successful commercialisation of combination products
Combination products are at the forefront of innovation in the biomedical technology sector technology sector. The successful commercialisation of these products, which combine two or more different single-entity products: ...