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Dr Aruna Shekar

Senior Lecturer

School of Engineering and Advanced Technology

Aruna is a Foundation Board member of the Product Development & Management Association in New Zealand (www.pdma-nz.org), an affiliate of the PDMA (USA). This affiliate was initiated and set up by Aruna in 2007, and has grown to having a large database of professionals in the field. Aruna has very strong links with industry in the product development space. Her research is in conjunction with industrial product development - working to improve practices, increasing the speed and quality of development. She also works with colleagues at The University of Auckland (INNOVATIONZ team of researchers), and is an examiner for some of their Masters and PhD students in this field.

As a senior academic, she isinterested in fostering creative and critical thinking and providing project-based learning opportunities in product development and engineering problem solving. This leads to a systems view and a bias towards action research, leading to productive research partnerships with industry on product development practices.

Having lived in New Zealand for almost 25 years, Dr. Shekar joined Massey University 19 years ago, and has worked in three different countries, which allows her to bring a diverse, international perspective to both her research and teaching. “I have always believed that my role as a senior member of staff goes beyond teaching students the basic concepts. I explain theory with interesting examples and illustrations from real-world industrial case studies.”

Aruna Shekar is a Senior Lecturer in Product Development at Massey University, Auckland. Her research interests are in product development management, product innovation process, methods and industrial best practices. She has taught at Massey for many years, and has coordinated the final year product development projects with industry. Aruna received her PhD in Product Development from Massey University, and has supervised several postgraduate students.  She has presented Keynote addresses and papers at International conferences, and is also a reviewer of conference and journal papers.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 9 4439729
    Location: 2.16, Level 2, Albany village, Off Kell Drive
    Campus: Albany

Prizes and Awards

  • Best research paper award (March 2017) at the 4th New Zealand Life Cycle Assessment Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. - Life Cycle Assessment New Zealand (LCANZ) (2017)
  • Received the 'most outstanding team in New Zealand' award for the 2014 Engineers without Borders Challenge (EWB) working on design projects for the community in rural Nepal - Engineers Without Borders Challenge (EWB) NZ and Australia (2014)
  • Coordination and supervision of student research winning the Engineers Without Borders Challenge Award in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. - Engineers Without Borders, Australia (2012)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Product development management, product innovation process, design methods and industrial best practices.  Engineering education, project-based learning, problem solving methods and creativity techniques. User-centred design, ethnography and product-human interface research.

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Engineering (090000): Other Engineering (099900)

Keywords

  • Product development and innovation management.
  • User-oriented design and project management.
  • Application of need analyses and consumer research methods in developing innovative products
  • Optimization methods for concepts to fit the objectives, context of use and other performance criteria.
  • Open innovation and collaborative product development between industry and university.
  • Role of Suppliers and consumers in product development

 

Post-Graduate Supervision

Recent Post-Graduate research supervised (2009-2012):

  1. Early stage product development in small tech-based start-up Enterprises.
  2. A Framework to integrate Sustainable Design Concepts into the tertiary curriculum in New Zealand.
  3. An empirical study of important dimensions of New Product Development Practices in small to medium manufacturing enterprises in New Zealand
  4. An exploration of the pre-development phase of New Product Development in New Zealand manufacturing small and medium enterprises.
  5. Techniques to enhance user-focussed design considerations in specialised manufacturing enterprises.
  6. The research and application of Lean Product Development principles in a small New Zealand manufacturing company – in-depth Case Study Analyses
  7. Integration of product development concepts into the design of a stress relieving device
  8. An ethnographic study of the elderly and their use of packaged products.

Post-graduate Research Opportunities:

  • Enhancing the quality and speed of product development in industry through action research
  • A study of emerging practices in design research and methods
  • Project-based learning methods and evaluation
  • Innovation management in small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
  • Implementing Open Innovation best practices 

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 3 13

Research Outputs

Journal

Drain, AR., Shekar, A., & Grigg, N. (2017). ‘Involve me and I’ll understand’: creative capacity building for participatory design with rural Cambodian farmers. CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts. , 1-18
[Journal article]Authored by: Drain, A., Grigg, N., Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2016). Learning to Innovate. Visions. 40(3), 18-23 Retrieved from http://www.pdma.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A., & Drain, A. (2016). Community engineering: Raising awareness, skills and knowledge to contribute towards sustainable development. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education. 44(4), 272-283
[Journal article]Authored by: Drain, A., Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2015). Global perspectives: First-year engineering students' views on social engineering projects. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education. 43(2), 102-109
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.Contributed to by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2015). Global perspectives: First-year engineering students' views on social engineering projects. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education. 43(2), 102-109
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2015). Global perspectives: First year engineering students’ views on social engineering projects. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education. 43(2), 102-109
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2014). Project-based learning in engineering design education: Sharing best practices. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2013). Teaching innovative thinking and consumer-oriented design to engineering students: Perspectives based on observations and experience. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education. 41(1), 14-16
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Haemmerle, L., Shekar, A., & Walker, D. (2012). Key Concepts of radical innovation for sustainability, with complementary roles for industrial design and engineering. International Journal of Sustainable Design. 2(1), 22-45 Retrieved from http://www.inderscience.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Lin, IC., Seidel, R., Shekar, A., Shahbazpour, M., & Howell, D. (2012). Knowledge sharing differences between engineering functional teams: An empirical investigation. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management. 11(3)
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A., & McIntyre, J. (2012). Internet user research in product development: Rapid and low cost data collection. International Journal of Industrial Engineering : Theory Applications and Practice. 19(1), 1-13
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2012). Research-based enquiry in product development education: Lessons from supervising undergraduate final year projects. International Journal of Industrial Engineering : Theory Applications and Practice. 19(1), 26-32
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2011). Taking the Hospital Out of the Home. PDMA Visions. , 41-43 Retrieved from http://www.pdma.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Metikurke, S., & Shekar, A. (2011). An empirical study of important dimensions of New Product Development practices in small and medium enterprises in New Zealand. International Journal of Industrial Engineering : Theory Applications and Practice. 18(2), 83-91
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shergill, GS., Sarrafzadeh, H., Diegel, O., & Shekar, A. (2008). Computerized sales assistants: The application of computer technology to measure consumer interest: A conceptual framework. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research. 9(2), 176-191 Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/1715
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Grewal, A., & Shekar, A. (2008). The development of an electronic stress relief device that monitors physical activity. 15th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, M2VIP'08. , 594-598
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2008). PDMA New Zealand considers how to leverage the region's strengths to be an innovation partner with the world. PDMA Visions Magazine. 32, 16-17
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A., Billington, RJ., & Joe, T. (2007). A user-oriented approach to designing a neck support. Ergonomics in Design. 15(3), 24-27
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2007). Active learning and reflection in product development engineering education. European Journal of Engineering Education. 32(2), 125-133
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2007). An innovative model of service development: A process guide for service managers. The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal. 12
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Kohlis, B., & Shekar, A. (2006). A human-centered approach to designing improved fall-arrest equipment. Ergonomics in Design. 14(2), 22-25
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Russell, NE., Diegel, O., & Shekar, A. (2005). The importance of design to product development. Projects. 14, 108-110
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Gilbert, ML., Diegel, O., & Shekar, A. (2005). Development of the user interface for a soccer test kit. Projects. 14, 44-48
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Ridge, A., & Shekar, A. (2005). The development of a sustainable, environmentally friendly solution to killing weeds. Projects. 13, 136-139
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Jacobs, AM., & Shekar, A. (2004). Development of a user interface for a home automation system. Projects. 13, 69-73
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
McKenzie, AL., & Shekar, A. (2004). Addressing the needs of young users in the development process through the application of user research techniques. Projects. 13, 111-114
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Jeffery, JC., Shekar, A., & Lord, BC. (2004). The Development of a Product Solution for the emerging needs of a new school curriculum. Projects. 13, 79-82
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
McGeehan, PJ., Kumar, M., & Shekar, A. (2004). The development of an exhaust gas temperature indicator using a systematic, iterative process. Projects. 13, 107-110
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Mann, RS., & Shekar, A. (2004). Improving performance through benchmarking. Bright. (3), 24-27
[Journal article]Authored by: Mann, R., Shekar, A.
McKenzie, AL., & Shekar, A. (2001). Inflatable toy for swimming pool. Projects. 9, 1-6
[Journal article]Authored by: Shekar, A.

Book

Anderson, AM. (Ed.) (2017). Product Development and Management Body of Knowledge: A Guidebook for Training and Certification.
[Edited Book]Contributed to by: Shekar, A., Tunnicliffe, M.
Anderson, AM., Shekar, A., & Mark, T. (Eds.) (2017). Product development & management body of knowledge- a guide book for training and certification. Chicago, United States of America: Product Development and Management Association and Amazon
[Edited Book]Contributed to by: Shekar, A.Edited by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2014). Open Innovation: A Framework for Collaborative Product Development between Industry and Universities. In Open Innovation: New Product Development Essentials from the PDMA. (pp. 225 - 255).
[Chapter]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2014). A framework for collaborative product development between industry and universities. In C. Noble, S. Durmusoglu, & A. Griffin (Eds.) Open Innovation. (pp. 225 - 256). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons
[Chapter]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Wieland, A., & Shekar, A.(2012). Ethnographic research with the elderly to identify packaging concerns. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing
[Authored Book]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2011). Rapid methods for competitor and customer research. In T. Langeler (Ed.) Innopreneur 101 Chronicles on How Circumstance, Preparation and Brilliance Advance Innovation. (pp. 204 - 205). New York: Channel V Books
[Chapter]Authored by: Shekar, A.

Thesis

Shekar, A. (2005). Consumer research and service staff involvement in the service development process. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Shekar, A.

Report

Drain, AR., & Shekar, A.(2016). Glove Usability Study. Eagle Consumables, Christchurch, New Zealand
[Technical Report]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A.(2015). Engineering Insight (IPENZ).
[Technical Report]Authored by: Shekar, A.

Conference

Tunnicliffe, M., Brown, N., & Shekar, A. (2017). Rapid Learning Cycles for Project-based Learning. , 28th Australasian Association for Engineering Education
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Brown, N., Shekar, A., Tunnicliffe, M.
Shekar, A., & Tunnicliffe, MC. (2017). An introductory course with a humanitarian engineering context. Proceedings of the 13th International CDIO Conference. (pp. 137 - 148). Calgary, Canada: 13th International CDIO Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A., Tunnicliffe, M.
Horrell, M., Shekar, A., & McLaren, S.(2017, March). Addressing Limitations In Current New Product Development Eco-Tools: a Case Study of Domestic Hot Water Products. .
[Conference]Authored by: McLaren, S., Shekar, A.Contributed to by: Shekar, A.
Palairet, N., Shekar, A., & McLaren, S.(2017, March). Driving a life cycle based environmental improvement strategy in council leisure centres. Student Symposium on Life Cycle Management and Industrial Ecology Symposium Proceedings. (pp. 10 - 10).
[Conference]Authored by: McLaren, S., Shekar, A.Contributed to by: Shekar, A.
Drain, AR., Goodyer, J., & Shekar, A. (2016). Building capability to teach humanitarian engineering: A reflection. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education. (pp. 1 - 10). Lismore, Australia: Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference 2016
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Drain, A., Goodyer, J., Shekar, A.
Shekar, A.(2016, October). Finding opportunities in underserved contexts. http://www.pdma.org/p/do/sd/topic=835&sid=1104.
[Conference]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2016, September). Design Education: Collaboration & Cross-disciplinarity. Presented at The 18th International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education. Aalborg University, Denmark.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shekar, A.Contributed to by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A.The Emerge of a New Material Culture: Forging Unprecedented Alliances Between Design and Engineering. . Aalborg University, Denmark
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A., & Karmokar, S.(2016). A shift in focus in engineering education: Taking into account the expanding roles of engineers. Paper presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Design Education: Collaboration and Cross-Disciplinarity, E and PDE 2016
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A., Goodyer, J., Drain, AR., Iskander, P., & Georgy, M. (2015). Introduction to needs analysis for increasing first year engineering students’ ability in conceptual design. In A. Oo, A. Patel, T. Hilditch, & S. Chandran (Eds.) Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering. (pp. 54 - 64). Victoria, Australia: Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Drain, A., Goodyer, J., Shekar, A.
Karmokar, S., & Shekar, A. (2015). The application of design methods in projects to enhance student engagement. In A. Bainbridge-Smith, ZT. Qi, & G. Sen Gupta (Eds.) http://www.aaee2014.org/page.php?17. : IEEE International Conference on Teaching Assessment, and Learning for Engineering 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2014). Project-based learning in engineering design. http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/32/registration/sessions. (pp. 1 - 18). USA: 121st ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2014). Educating Students for the Future: Building Problem Solving and Innovation Skills through Product Development Projects. , Sustainable Innovation and Successful Product Development for a Turbulent Global Market Singapore: Research Publishing
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Robertson, T., & Shekar, A. (2012, September). Packaging innovation. Presented at Foodtech Packtech Seminars. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Sidwell, K., & Shekar, A. (2011). An investigation of Collaborative Product Development Activities undertaken by SMEs. In B. Gibson (Ed.) (pp. 162 - 178). : Proceedings of the 24th Annual Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Goodyer, J., Murti, Y., Grigg, NP., & Shekar, A. (2011). Lean: insights into SMEs ability to sustain improvement. (pp. 1 - 10). , Proceedings of the 18th International Annual EurOMA Conference. Cambridge, United Kingdom: University of Cambridge
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Goodyer, J., Grigg, N., Shekar, A.
Goodyer, J., Murti, Y., Grigg, NP., & Shekar, A. (2011). Lean: insights into SMEs ability to sustain improvement. Cambridge, United Kingdom: 18th International Annual EurOMA Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Grigg, N., Shekar, A.
Seidel, R., Shahbazpour, M., Walker, D., Shekar, A., & Chambers, C. (2011). An Innovative Approach To Develop Students’Industrial Problem Solving Skills. (pp. 1 - 23). : Proceedings of the 7th International CDIO Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A., Haemmerle, L., & Goodyer, J. (2011). Educating student innovators in New Zealand: Awareness and importance of sustainability concepts. (pp. 1921 - 1929). : World Academy Of Science, Engineering and Technology Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Goodyer, J., Shekar, A.
Haemmerle, L., & Shekar, A. (2011). Transition towards radical innovation for sustainability in tertiary education: Industrial design and engineering perspectives. (pp. 1 - 6). : New Zealand Rapid Product Development Conference 2011
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Sigurjonsson, J., Smith, P., Shekar, A., & Adank, R. (2010). The continuum of design and engineering education: Competencies in final projects. The 12th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education 2010. (pp. 1 - 6).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Adank, R., Shekar, A.
Haemmerle, L., Shekar, A., & Goodyer, J. (2010). A study of the awareness of SD and SPD concepts among New Zealand tertiary students in industrial design and engineering. 14th Annual Waikato Management School Student Research Conference 2010. (pp. 1 - 11).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Goodyer, J., Shekar, A.
Grigg, NP., Goodyer, JE., Murti, Y., & Shekar, A. (2010). The use of case study methods for research into lean sustainability in SMES in New Zealand. Proceedings of the 17th International Annual European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Conference 2010: Managing Operations in Service Economies. (pp. 1 - 10).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Goodyer, J., Grigg, N., Shekar, A.
shekar, A., McIntyre, J., & Diegel, O.The value of visual information capture to identify new opportunities in product development. : NPDC 2009, PDMA India 5th Annual International Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A.(2009). A modern approach to teaching product development: Integrating marketing and engineering. . Madras. India
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A., McIntyre, JW., & Diegel, O.(2009). The value of visual information capture in identifying new opportunities in product development. . Madras, India
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Neyogi, MR., & Shekar, A. (2009). Research on the use of visual management tools to enhance product development practice: Evidence from empirical case studies. 13th Annual Waikato Management School Student Research Conference. (pp. 1 - 15).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A., & Seidel, R. (2009). Key observations and reflections on learning from product innovation courses. 16th International Product Development Management Conference Managing Dualities in the Innovation Journey. (pp. 197 - 198).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A., Seidel, R., & Hammerle, L.Product Development Project Reviews: Lessons Learned Managing University-Industry Partnerships. (pp. 1 - 9). : 15th International Product Development Management Conference (EIASM)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Grewal, A., & Shekar, A. (2008). The Development of an Electronic Stress Relief Device that Monitors Physical Activity. 2008 15TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MECHATRONICS AND MACHINE VISION IN PRACTICE (M2VIP). (pp. 571 - 575). : 15th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Baier, WA., & Shekar, A. (2008). An exploration of the pre-development phase in new zealand small-to-medium enterprises. 2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2008. (pp. 1890 - 1894).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Grewal, A., & Shekar, A. (2008). The development of an electronic stress relief device that monitors physical activity. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice. (pp. 640 - 644).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2007). The product development partnership programme between the university and industry in New Zealand. In PDMA India Conference 2007(pp. 1 - 7). : R.M.K. Engineering College
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A., Lim, S., Anderson, AM., & Gawith, JA. (2007). University-industry partnerships in product development. : 14th International Product Development Management Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Gawith, JA., Grigg, NP., Shekar, A., & Anderson, AM. (2007). Examining the product development process in New Zealand SMEs. : 14th International Product Development Management Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Grigg, N., Shekar, A.
Grewal, A., & Shekar, A. (2007). The development of a stress monitoring and relief system. In DA. Carnegie, & P. Teal (Eds.) Proceedings of the 14th Electronics New Zealand Conference (ENZCon 2007). (pp. 321 - 324).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A., Lim, S., Anderson, AM., & Gawith, JA. (2007). University-industry partnerships in product development. Proceedings of the 14th International Product Development Management Conference. (pp. 1407 - 1414).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Gawith, JA., Grigg, NP., Shekar, A., & Anderson, AM. (2007). Examining the product development process in New Zealand SMEs. Proceedings of the 14th International Product Development Management Conference. (pp. 397 - 408).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Grigg, N., Shekar, A.
Shekar, A., & Burton, M. (2006). Product Development Education: An Integrated Approach to Teaching Engineering Undergraduates. (pp. 582 - 589). Auckland, New Zealand: Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education: Creativity, Challenge, Change; Partnerships in Engineering Education
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Murphy, J., & Shekar, A. (2006). Need-based product development targeted at export markets: Some challenges and lessons learned. ICMIT 2006 Proceedings - 2006 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology. Vol. 2 (pp. 608 - 611).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Jacobs, AM., Adank, RG., & Shekar, A. (2005). Development of a user interface for a home automation system. : 2nd International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Adank, R., Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2005). Qualitative research in product development projects with industry. : Qualitative Research in Business Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2005, December). Identifying customer needs for product development. Presented at International Conference on Innovation. IIT Madras, Chennai, India.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A.(2005). Co-operative product innovation and development - Massey way.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2005, April). Product innovation research with industry. Presented at Practical Innovation: Partnership and Collaboration nationwide innovation festival. Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2005). Team assessment: The challenges and some solutions for effective teamwork. (pp. unpaged). , 1st International Conference on Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Assessment Kowloon, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Polytechnic University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2005). Identifying Customer needs for product development. INPDEM: Innovative New Product Development: Engineering meets Marketing International Conference. (pp. 1 - 14). India
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Jacobs, AM., Adank, RG., & Shekar, A. (2005). Development of a user interface for a home automation system. Virtual Modelling and Rapid Manufacturing - Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping. (pp. 607 - 611).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Adank, R., Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2005). Qualitative research in product development projects with industry. Qualitative Research in Business Symposium. (pp. 1 - 7). Albany, Auckland, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2004, October). Group assessment - the good and the bad. Presented at Vice Chancellor's Symposium 2004: Towards Best Practice in Tertiary Assessment. Massey University, Albany, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Gawith, JA., & Shekar, A. (2004). The Bachelor of Technology degree in product development at Massey University. In LCD. Silva, & RB. Eds (Eds.) Association for Engineering Education in Southeast and East Asia and the Pacific Mid-term Conference (AEESEAP 2004). (pp. 12 - 16). Auckland, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2003, December). Achieve growth through product design and development. Presented at Confederation of Indian Industry, National Institute of Design Summit. Hotel Intercontinental Grand Mumbai, Mumbai, India.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2003, October). Success through partnerships in product development. Presented at Employers & Manufacturers Association New Product Development Summit. Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2003, February). Co-operative product innovation and development: The Massey way. Presented at Product Innovation & Development Conference. Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2003, October). Success through partnerships in product development. Presented at Innovation Voyage: New Product Development Summit. Aotea Centre, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Lim, S., Loo, LL., & Shekar, A. (2001). Product development partnership programme and its evaluation. In RA. Dwight, & EJC. Eds (Eds.) The 8th Australasian Conference of Engineering Management Educators. (pp. 129 - 137). Wollongong, NSW
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A., Lord, BC., & Kohlis, B. (2000). Safety clothing: User-oriented product development and evaluation. In KY. Lim, & . Ed (Eds.) Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the Asia Pacific Conference on Human Computer Interaction and the 6th South East Asian Ergonomics Society Conference. (pp. 361 - 367). Singapore
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Ho, A., Lillis, DA., & Shekar, A. (2000). The impact of the technology new zealand scheme on small and medium enterprises in new zealand. In L. Valenzuela, K. Foster, & VP. Eds (Eds.) 7th Annual New Zealand Engineering and Technology Postgraduate Conference. (pp. 85 - 92). Palmerston North, NZ
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Lim, SS., Loo, EL., & Shekar, A. (2000). Evaluation of the product development partnership programme at Massey University, New Zealand. Proceedings of the 7th Annual New Zealand Engineering and Technology Postgraduate Conference. (pp. 261 - 268). Massey University, Palmerston North
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Shekar, A.

Other

Shekar, A. (2006, February). Key results from the Product Development Performance Study. In Technology Briefing Breakfast. Presented at Massey University, Auckland, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2005). Product development challenge day. Massey University, Institute of Technology and Engineering
[Other]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2004). Talking point: Successful innovation through cooperation and benchmarking. (pp. 2). Industrial Research Limited
[Other]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shergill, GS., Sarrafzadeh, A., Diegel, O., & Shekar, A. (2004). Computerized sales assistants: The application of computer technology to measure consumer interest - A conceptual framework. In Working Paper Series (Massey University Dept. of Commerce)(pp. 1 - 22). : Department of Commerce, Massey University
[Working Paper]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shergill, GS., Sarrafzadeh, A., Diegel, O., & Shekar, A. (2004). Computerized sales assistants: The application of computer technology to measure consumer interest - A conceptual framework. (pp. 1 - 22). Massey University, Department of Commerce
[Other]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2004). Product development - the ticket to enter global markets. Massey University, College of Sciences Research Seminar Series
[Other]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2004). Product development study launched. (pp. 16 - 16).
[Other]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2004). A perfect example of 'Walk the Talk'. (pp. 8 - 8).
[Other]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2004). Students develop lighting solutions. (pp. 14 - 14).
[Other]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A. (2004, May). Product development - The ticket to enter global markets. : Massey University, College of Sciences.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shekar, A., & Sutherland, G. (2004, June). Product innovators of today. : Employers and Manufacturers Association.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Shekar, A.
Shergill, GS., Sarrafzadeh, A., Diegel, O., & Shekar, A. (2008). COMPUTERIZED SALES ASSISTANTS: THE APPLICATION OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY TO MEASURE CONSUMER INTEREST - A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK. (pp. 176 - 191). CALIFORNIA STATE UNIV
[Other]Authored by: Shekar, A.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 3 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Mike Horrell - PhD
    Integration of Environmental Life Cycle Thinking Into Product Development of Domestic Shower Systems and Related Products
  • Andrew Drain - PhD
    Pre-Design Capacity Building: Enhancing Participatory Design with Under-served Communities
  • Julawit Pitrchart - PhD
    Determinants of Radical Product Innovation in the New Zealand Food and Beverage Industry

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