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Cost based design of modular product families using the example of test rigs

Hanna, Michael; Ripperda, Sebastian; Krause, Dieter // 2017
Companies with a wide range of variety on the markets have to reduce their internal variety for reducing their costs. This can be reached through modular product families, where more than one concept ...

Creativity as a way to innovate successfully

Guenther, Agnes; Eisenbart, Boris; Dong, Andy // 2017
Selecting innovative design concepts for further development entails decision making under conditions of sometimes extreme uncertainty pertaining to technical feasibility and market potential. In ...

Decentralized handling of conflicts in multi-brand engineering change management

Hesselmann, Carsten; Kehl, Stefan; Stiefel, Patrick; Müller, Jörg // 2017
Changes on components that are commonly used in different products in multi-brand product development, cause various types of conflicts. This paper considers conflicts of interest among individuals ...

Decision design and re-ordering preferences: The case of an exploration project in a large firm

Le Glatin, Mario; Le Masson, Pascal; Weil, Benoît // 2017
Decision theory has been long applied to project management for risk and uncertainty reduction. Among the foundations, the manager is considered following axioms describing his rationality; the most ...


Lindley, Julian; Adams, Richard; Wynn, Les // 2017
Product Design in the modern world is a complex multifaceted discipline comprising of many skills and applications. It also operates in cross-disciplinary contexts both in direct teams but also ...

Definition and support of differentiation and integration in mechanical structure using S-curve theory and wavelet transform

Ishii, Takahiro; Parque, Victor; Miura, Satoshi; Miyashita, Tomoyuki // 2017
The differentiation and the integration of products are the essential procedures for product innovation. To understand the product innovation, the approaches using S-curve theory, which explain the ...

Design analytics is the answer, but what questions would product developers like to have answered?

Arnarsson, Ívar Örn; Gustavsson, Emil; Malmqvist, Johan; Jirstrand, Mats // 2017
There is a growing need for data expertise and data analysis. Companies are looking more towards analytics for improvement opportunities within the business and products. Data collection is growing ...

Design for complex product rebirth or how to protect resources

Mascle, Christian // 2017
This paper presents research conducted on a new design method for rebirth of complex products. Design for rebirth is a thinking method for protecting resources. Reuse, remanufacturing, upgrading and ...

Design for micro-enterprise: a field study of user preference behavior

Austin-Breneman, Jesse; Yang, Maria // 2017
Product development serving the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) is an increasing part of many organizations’ growth strategies, from social enterprises to large multi-national companies. In response to ...

Design prototyping of systems

Camburn, Bradley Adam; Arlitt, Ryan; Perez, K. Blake; Anderson, David; Choo, Pui Kun; Lim, Terry; Gilmour, Adam; Wood, Kristin // 2017
In recent years, groundbreaking work in design science has identified that prototyping is one of the most critical factors leading to successful development. Many decisions regarding the detail of a ...

Design space visualization for efficiency in knowledge discovery leading to an informed decision

Abi Akle, Audrey; Yannou, Bernard; Minel, Stéphanie // 2017
Design space exploration refers to the systematic activity of discovery and evaluation of the elements in the design space in order to identify optimal solution by reducing the design space toward an ...

Development of a knowledge-based system for help in decision making: A medical application

Coton, Justine; Thomann, Guillaume; Villeneuve, François // 2017
A part of the work of a physiotherapist consists on analysing its patients’ motion capacities. In the case of motion analysis, some difficulties can hinder the evaluation process: attention can be ...

Directives to support the design of changeable (I)PSS

Pessôa, Marcus Vinicius Pereira; Becker, Juan Manuel Jauregui // 2017
Product service models (PSM) benefits are not limited to its providers and costumers, but the whole society might also take advantage from its sustainability impact. Achieving these benefits, though, ...

Dynamic modelling of relationships in complex service design systems

Hassannezhad, Mohammad; Cassidy, Steve; Clarkson, P. John // 2017
Today’s market conditions such as globalisation and digitalisation have made it challenging to design an effective service system that can efficiently balance organisational service capacity and ...

Employing design representations for user-feedback in the product design lifecycle

Ray, Samantak; Choi, Young Mi // 2017
The product design lifecycle is dependent on user-feedback to deploy products with the highest rate of market success. User-feedback informs a product design to cater to the needs of the consumer. ...

Engineering of assembly systems using graph-based design languages

Breckle, Theresa; Kiefer, Jens; Rudolph, Stephan; Manns, Martin // 2017
Car Manufacturers are subject to continuous and fundamental changes. Already today increasing time pressure, rising complexity and a soaring cost pressure require a shorter time to market. As ...

Enhancing the balancing while synthesizing-process - a method development project

Noubarpour, Dennis // 2017
There exist many different product and concept development methods. Many of these do not target the performance and cost-balance between sub-solutions in a concept. The management of properties ...

Entscheidungsheuristiken in der PGE - Produktgenerationsentwicklung  (Members only )

Nikola, Bursac; Simon, Rapp; Albert, Albers; Jan, Breitschuh; Narucha, Tanaiutchawoot // 2017
Product development always includes the selection of ideas from a set of potential ideas and thus pointing the way for the subsequent process. Doing this intuitively always implies the risk of not ...

Evaluation and management of customer feedback to include market dynamics into product development: Satisfaction Importance Evaluation (SIE) model

Gupta, Ravi Kumar; Belkadi, Farouk; Bernard, Alain // 2017
Customer’s requirements fluctuate across geographical regions and type of use context for a product. In order to address dynamic market’s needs, it is important to maintain an open communication ...

Exploring human behaviour in design education: Supporting sustainable decision-making with a tabletop activity

Willis, Amanda; Wise, Alyssa; Antle, Alissa // 2017
This paper explores the behaviour of learners engaging with a sustainable tabletop activity. Fitting with the theme of Resource-Sensitive Design, this paper takes the viewpoint that the early ...

Extending system design tools to incorporate user- and contextual elements in developing future products and services

Liem, André // 2017
This article aims to extend systems thinking to include user-, and contextual elements. Such extension should be angled towards increased human intervention and multiple stakeholder involvement in ...

From customer experience to product design: Reasons to introduce a holistic design approach

Ceccacci, Silvia; Giraldi, Luca; Mengoni, Maura // 2017
In the recent years, the creation of a good Customer Experience has become one of means to help companies in competing in the arena of retail. This have led to a focus shift from product design to ...

From privacy by design to design for privacy

Rostama, Guilda; Bekhradi, Alexandre; Yannou, Bernard // 2017
Privacy by design is a method that places in the early stages of the design and decision-making process the user's privacy and the protection of his/her personal data as a basic principle. In 2018, ...

Fundamental challenges in developing Internet of Things applications for engineers and product designers

Heinis, Timon; Gomes Martinho, Carlos; Meboldt, Mirko // 2017
Decreasing cost for computing power, connectivity and electronics arouse potential for a variety of Internet of Things (IoT) applications but the development of value-adding IoT applications evolves ...

Boolean Searches

The following examples demonstrate some search strings that use boolean operators:

  • design community
    Find rows that contain at least one of the two words.
  • +design +community
    Find rows that contain both words.
  • +design community
    Find rows that contain the word “design”, but rank rows higher if they also contain “community”.
  • +design -community
    Find rows that contain the word “design” but not “community”.
  • +design ~community
    Find rows that contain the word “design”, but if the row also contains the word “community”, rate it lower than if row does not.
  • +design +(>community <decisions)
    Find rows that contain the words “design” and “community”, or “design” and “decisions” (in any order), but rank “design community” higher than “design decisions”
  • design*
    Find rows that contain words such as “design”, “designs”, “designing”, or “designer”.
  • "some words"
    Find rows that contain the exact phrase “some words” (for example, rows that contain “some words of wisdom” but not “some noise words”). Note that the " characters that enclose the phrase are operator characters that delimit the phrase. They are not the quotation marks that enclose the search string itself.

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