Ozgur Eris and Larry Leifer
Center For Design Research, Stanford University
Stanford, CA 93409, USA
Product development knowledge cannot be embodied in a specific individual, a specific group of individuals, or a formal process. Those elements can only embody aspects of product development knowledge. Interaction of those elements is what assigns meaning to the aspects of knowledge and allows for their synthesis. Therefore, it can be said that product development knowledge emerges out of the combined interaction of the involved people and resources.