Developing a handloom through d.schools design thinking approach

Samadhiya, Ashutosh and Agrawal, Rajat (2022) Developing a handloom through d.schools design thinking approach. Technology in Society, 71: 102134. ISSN 0160-791X

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There are few products where the contribution of innovation is very high while few remain on the sideline, such as handloom machines used by weavers for various local textile making. This study aims to improve the handloom machine with the help of the d.schools philosophy of Design Thinking (DT). The study applies the five phases of DT developed by d.schools to address handloom-related problems found in India's Uttarakhand area. This article uses a case study to illustrate the whole process of putting these five phases into practice. The results imply that DT may be used in traditional goods like handlooms. It also helped researchers understand how quickly weavers adopted the new loom. Additionally, it led to enhanced output quality, higher productivity, and improved ergonomics. The protocol of such practical studies and the use of DT in traditional goods like handlooms will be better understood by researchers with the aid of this publication. The practical application of such research will also address the problems facing rural regions, where innovation and technology serve as a hindrance to their development

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Design Thinking | Handloom | Innovation |Innovation Management | New Product Development | Product Design
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2022 14:57
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 14:59
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