Craft as a Tool for Multidisciplinary Collaboration and Design Practice
Overton, Matthew G.
This research investigates how craft, as a way of thinking, can facilitate the successful integration of knowledge in multidisciplinary design teams. A review of the process of design thinking and design management elicits the challenges arising from the recognition of its complexities. In this context, craft is introduced as new way of addressing this complexity. Relevant knowledge management theories serve to explain the role of craft within design management. Two case studies are used to illustrate the benefit of craft thinking within the management of multidisciplinary design teams.