障害者福祉事業所におけるデザインマネジメント手法の研究:－魅力的な商品開発を実現した就労継続支援Ｂ型事業所の好事例分析－ Research on Design Management Methods at Vocational Aid Centers:- Analysis of Successful Cases of Type B Vocational Aid Centers' Product Development -
Design management methods have recently become crucial not only for corporations but also for Vocational Aid Centers(VACs)for attractive product development. Because of the recent enactment of the Services and Support for Persons with Disabilities Act, VACs now have a need to support their workers to be financially independent. In order to achieve this goal, VACs are expected to have managerial perspectives to develop competitive products in the market. We interviewed seven successful VACs to analyze the conditions for success as well as effective design management methods. In this report, we focus on three cases, which have developed attractive non-food products and have been making stable profits. The outcome of our analysis led us to add five more factors for success to the five written in the previous research  . They include: "Customer centered product development," and "Solution for technical shortcomings through collaborations with corporations and universities".
日本感性工学会論文誌 13(1), 17-26, 2014
Japan Society of Kansei Engineering