Cultural impact on co-design teamwork in distributed bi- national teams

J. Man, Y. Lu, A.C. Brombacher, F. Ying

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    This paper is designed to study the impact of cultural difference on co-design teamwork. The aim of this study is to explore the impact of supporting and hindering cultural factors on codesign teamwork in distributed bi-national teams from Netherland and China. In order to achieve the research objective, a bi-national co-design course was conducted by Dutch and Chinese design students, as a case study to investigate the impact of cultural difference on codesign teamwork. Due to impact of cultural difference in bi-national teams, design ideation and team communication were difficult but important for co-design teamwork. Based on the analysis and results of case study, it is necessary for designers to be aware of and make use of cultural difference for design ideation and team communication in distributed bi-national teams.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of NordDesign 2014 10th biannual conference on design and development, 27-29 August, Espoo, Finland
    Place of PublicationEspoo, Finland
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event10th Biannual NordDesign Conference, NordDesign 2014: Creating Together - Espoo, Finland
    Duration: 27 Aug 201429 Aug 2014
    Conference number: 10


    Conference10th Biannual NordDesign Conference, NordDesign 2014
    Abbreviated titleNordDesign 2014
    OtherNordDesign 2014


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