ISAFRUIT's House of Quality (Ws06.4)

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Abstract

ISAFRUIT’s process for bridging between research disciplines was to discover if the technical research conducted indeed addresses consumer-demand related re- quirements and is as such likely to contribute to increased fruit consumption in Europe. For this purpose, the Quality Function Deployment (QFD) method was applied. This includes the construction of a House of Quality (HoQ), which is a conceptual and graphical tool that presents the positive and negative relationships between technical quality attributes, as studied and influenced by pre- and post- harvest experiments, and consumer-demand related attributes. In this presentation, the methodology will be explained in greater detail. The first experience with this process showed that, even if scientists from different disciplines were keen to be involved, there was a need for a sustained effort to drive such a process. The process is still underway, and specific results will be published later
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th International Horticultural Congress, Workshop 06 on Consumer-oriented pre- and postharvest research – A challenging and innovative ISAFRUIT-project experience (Vasco da Gama process), August 22-26, Lisbon, Portugal
EditorsL. Rallo, R. de la Rosa, A. Monteiro, P. Brás de Oliviera
Place of PublicationLisbon, Portugal
PublisherISHS
Pages304-304
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event28th International Horticultural Congress -
Duration: 22 Aug 201027 Aug 2010

Conference

Conference28th International Horticultural Congress
Period22/08/1027/08/10

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    van der Lans, I. A. (2010). ISAFRUIT's House of Quality (Ws06.4). In L. Rallo, R. de la Rosa, A. Monteiro, & P. Brás de Oliviera (Eds.), Proceedings of the 28th International Horticultural Congress, Workshop 06 on Consumer-oriented pre- and postharvest research – A challenging and innovative ISAFRUIT-project experience (Vasco da Gama process), August 22-26, Lisbon, Portugal (pp. 304-304). ISHS.