The dual nature of design management

Lauri Koskela, Ergo Pikas, Niels Tredal, Vegard Knotten, Trond Bølviken

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Abstract

Design management profession has probably got the least attention in the construction industry. One reason could be the lack of explicit conceptualizations about its nature, subject matter and principles. In this article, a conceptual design management framework is proposed on the premise that design management is the management of a structured system of object and subject-oriented, technical and social design activities. Additionally, an example of a mediating visual model is proposed to facilitate the discussions about design activities and design management in academia and practice. The two major premises of this research are 1) as design management is the management of design activity, it is dependent on the way design is conceptualized; and 2) design is a human activity, but not a thing (e.g., representation) or an event (e.g., decision-making).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIGLC 2018 - Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Subtitle of host publicationEvolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers
EditorsVicente A. Gonzalez
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Pages647-657
Number of pages11
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9789380689296
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018
Event26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction - Towards Mature Production Across Cultures and Frontiers - Chennai, India
Duration: 16 Jul 201822 Jul 2018
Conference number: 26
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Conference

Conference26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC 2018
CountryIndia
CityChennai
Period16/07/1822/07/18
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    Koskela, L., Pikas, E., Tredal, N., Knotten, V., & Bølviken, T. (2018). The dual nature of design management. In V. A. Gonzalez (Ed.), IGLC 2018 - Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers (Vol. 1, pp. 647-657). The International Group for Lean Construction. https://doi.org/10.24928/2018/0537