Summary: Organizations increasingly deploy design teams of diverse composition to achieve performance in our globally competitive environment, including members with varied functional expertise, culture, and perspectives. The performance of a diverse design team is highly dependent on its effectiveness in processing information available through the variety of functional and work-related background of the members (Clark et al., 2000; Hinsz et al., 1997). However, the mechanism for integrating this diverse knowledge is not clear (cf. van Knippenberg et al., 2004). If you chose this topic, your master thesis should contribute to the understanding on how knowledge is processed in diverse design teams. Keywords (up to 5): Diverse Design Teams, Performance, Knowledge-Processing, Communication
focus on visual merchandising
Design and technology has led the way through innovation and not only advanced own industry but transformed everyday life for billions of people. Design and technology has the power to permeate every product, moment and solution in our lives and has immense opportunity for change. However there are two areas in which the design and technology industry are lagging, and each rely on the other; diversity and inclusivity. For this industry to remain successful it is crucial for both businesses and individuals to stop talking around these subjects and really start to make some definite inclusive actions.
There is of course many different ways companies can effectively start to impact diversity however need to ask and answer the question of ‘what can I do today, as designer, to contribute at a more diverse industry and a more inclusive work environment?’
Good meeting you today. Please find attached the two articles we found. Below is a summary of our meeting:
We agreed that you will be in charge of making appointments and recording the meetings from now on.
We agreed that you will decide on the type of dissertation (i.e. project-based or desk-based) by next week.
As discussed, you either want to read into the current literature and see if this applies to the Chinese context, or, alternatively work on a project with your employer (former employer)
We discussed the need for English and we decided that you will work closely with the school’s support system.
Your next deadline is next week, when you have to email me the type of dissertation you want to do. Latest after Easter, you should have identified your research question.
For your information, I am on a work trip from 30.4 to 25.5. and I will take my holidays in July.
I am looking forward working with you on your thesis.