TREATMENT OF DECISION SITUATIONS IN THE DESIGN PROCESS
DS 32: Proceedings of DESIGN 2004, the 8th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Höhne, G.
Section: DECISION MAKING WORKSHOP
Page(s): 1419 - 1424
During the design process different decision situations arise at planning, managing and problem solving procedures. The aim of this contribution is to characterise the content and the characteristic of decision situations supporting decision making in product development process. A model of a generalised problem solving procedure is established which distinguish two main types of decision situations at the beginning and the end of the design operations. The model describes in particular the relationship between problem solving operations and both types of decision-making, which helps the designer to come to a flexible design procedure.
Keywords: decision making, evaluation, design process