Become a published author by compiling and organizing existing material drawn from thirty years of publications on new product development.
The project entails extracting and compiling material from within a web-based tool, in order to generate a manuscript organizing and presenting all of that same material.
Background: As part of a Federally funded project at UB, my team reviewed all academic and practitioner-oriented journal articles published between 1985 and 2020. We cited over 1,000 relevant papers and excerpted numerous quotations from each. We then embedded the quotes and reference within a web-based tool for guiding product development. The materials span models, methods and metrics, and describe actions that facilitate or constrain progress.
The resulting manuscript will be offered to mainstream publishing companies, or disseminated through self-publishing venues. In either case the student will be listed as a co-author on the final publication.
|Length of commitment||About a semester (3-5 months)|
|Start time||Fall (August/September)|
|In-person, remote, or hybrid?||Hybrid Project |
|Level of collaboration||Individual student project|
|Benefits||Co-authorship on publication|
|Who is eligible||Juniors & Seniors|
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.
Review the web-based structure of material to understand the extraction and organization task.
These steps comprise the context and preparation for the material extraction from the existing website, and insertion into a format suitable for publication as a literature review on Best Practices in Product Development.
Product Development, Invention, Stage-Gate Framework, Rehabilitation Sciences, Engineering, Management, Library Science