Product Life Cycle Management focuses on the management of information, knowledge and experience during product development. The main goal of this project was to gain understanding and assess how data / information / knowledge / experience / processes can be managed and integrated by using an IT backbone. An approach has been developed which supports managing and sharing generated information, knowledge and experience within product development, in this case for the IKEA group.
By developing a new product within IKEA’s assortment for the IKEA ‘Alang’ lighting series the design team gained insight and understanding of IKEA’s company work flow and product development process. DesignBook acts as a company network and communication hub in which every employee has their own personal account.
Project execution in collaboration with Peter Braakhuis.