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A modeling approach for elastic tolerance simulation of the body in white hang-on parts

Zheng, Hanchen (1); Litwa, Frank (1); Reese, Benjamin (2); Li, Chenyang (2); Bohn, Martin (1); Paetzold, Kristin (3) // 2019
Computer aided tolerancing (CAT) in the automobile industry is implemented by CAD tools. These tools analyze the manufacturability of complex assemblies with rigid single parts in an early stage to ...

A Network-based Contract Management Framework for Prioritizing Contractual Performance Progress Axis

Cesar, Franck (1); Marle, Franck (2) // 2019
Contracts play a major role in today’s projects and operations. Contractual performance is defined as the result of the contract and the process and organization that support the contract lifecycle. ...

A Neutral Form for Experiential Material Characterisation

Veelaert, Lore; Moons, Ingrid; Rohaert, Sarah; Du Bois, Els // 2019
Materials experience in design involves the meanings that materials convey to users through its expressive characteristics. Such meaning evoking patterns are influenced by parameters such as context, ...

A New Method of Human Response Testing to Enhance the Design Process

Kalantari, Saleh // 2019
This paper presents a new method of human-response testing to enhance the success of designs. Rather than waiting until after a building is constructed to see how the design will affect human users, ...

A new method to assess platform changes over successive generations of product variants from multiple design perspectives

Wong, Foo Shing; Wynn, David C. // 2019
This paper introduces a new method to help designers assess the impact of changes to a product platform when introducing a new variant. The method evaluates a platform design by investigating how ...


Wu, Hao; Gan, Jing // 2019
Since the design education system was firstly established and spread to the public by Bauhaus in Weimar, year of 1919, people began to realise the necessity and rationality of design education in ...

A pragmatic approach towards leveraging employee competences by use of semantic web technologies

Ocker, Felix; Vogel-Heuser, Birgit // 2019
Global competition in combination with the increasing specialization of labor requires organizations to leverage their employees' competences. The approach presented in this paper empowers ...

A preliminary proposal towards unambiguous definitions for Modular Interfaces and Interactions

Fiorineschi, Lorenzo; Rotini, Federico // 2019
Modularity is acknowledged to provide benefits across the whole product lifecycle. Accordingly, many literature contributions can be found about modularization methods, metrics and definitions. In ...


Petrakis, Konstantinos; Wodehouse, Andrew; Hird, Abigail // 2019
odel building have been proved to be very beneficial as they boost students’ creativity and resourcefulness and assist them in evaluating their ideas better. Nevertheless, their use of prototypes has ...

A research through design framework from the evaluation of a meta-design platform for open and collaborative design and making processes

Menichinelli, Massimo (1,2) // 2019
The democratisation of technologies, knowledge and activities have been changing the world of designers, blurring the boundaries between amateur and professional designers, especially within the ...

A Review of Affordances and Affordance-Based Design to Address Usability

Masoudi, Nafiseh (1); Fadel, Georges M. (1); Pagano, Christopher C. (2); Elena, Maria Vittoria (1) // 2019
Maier and Fadel pioneered Affordance-Based Design (ABD) based on Gibson?s revolutionary theory of affordances and Norman?s deployment of the concept in his book, ?The Design of Everyday Things?. ...

A review of requirements and approaches for realistic visual perception in virtual reality

Gersch // 2019
The amount of new virtual reality input and output devices being developed is enormous. Those peripherals offer novel opportunities and possibilities in the industrial context, especially in the ...

A semi-automated requirements reuse and recycling process for Autonomous Transportation Systems R&D

Damak, Youssef (1,2); Jankovic, Marija (1); Leroy, Yann (1); Chelbi, Karim (2) // 2019
The R&D of Autonomous Transportation Systems (ATS) is hindered by the lack of industrial feedback and client's knowledge about technological possibilities. In addition, because of intellectual ...

A straightforward approach to the derivation of topologies

Garrelts, Enno; Roth, Daniel; Binz, Hansgeorg // 2019
The design of topologically optimized structures is straightforward, although the main problem is really to derive the correct structure in each instance. During the development of structures for ...

A survey of design reviews: Understanding differences by designer-roles and phase of development

Chen, James; Zucco, Gustavo; Olechowski, Alison // 2019
In this paper, we present the results of a survey of new product development practitioners regarding their design review experiences. We surveyed 128 product development professionals on their ...

A survey on the applications of machine learning in the early phases of product development

Shabestari, Seyed Sina; Herzog, Michael; Bender, Beate // 2019
Machine learning has shown its potential to support the knowledge extraction within the development processes and particularly in the early phases where critical decisions have to be made. However, ...

A Systematic Approach to Evaluating Design Prompts in Supporting Experimental Design Research

Patel, Apurva; Elena, Maria-Vittoria; Summers, Joshua // 2019
Experiments that study engineering behavior in design often rely on participants responding to a given design prompt or a problem statement. Moreover, researchers often find themselves testing ...

A Systematic Approach to Model Objectives in Predevelopment Projects

Richter, Thilo Oliver; Albers, Albert; Gesk, Johannes Willi; Witt, Jan-Hendrik // 2019
This contribution presents a systematic for the elicitation of objectives and the utilization of objectives to identify reference products. The systematic is based on existing meta models. The model ...

A systematic brainstorming ideation method for novice designers based on SECI theory

Kim, Taegyun; McKay, Alison; Thomas, Briony // 2019
Design ideation is a critical early step in any design process and especially challenging for novice designers. This paper introduces the "Systematic Brainstorming Ideation (SBI)" method that, as ...

A Text Mining Based Map of Engineering Design: Topics and their Trajectories over Time

Chiarello, Filippo; Melluso, Nicola; Bonaccorsi, Andrea; Fantoni, Gualtiero // 2019
The Engineering Design field is growing fast and so is growing the number of sub-fields that are bringing value to researchers that are working in this context. From psychology to neurosciences, from ...

A theoretical foundation for developing a prescriptive method for the co-design of circular economy value chains

Blomsma, Fenna; Pigosso, Daniela C.; McAloone, Tim C. // 2019
In order to operate in line with the circular economy (CE) concept, companies and other stakeholders need to work together to enable the circulation and cascading of resources. Although the need for ...

A theory-driven design research agenda: Exploring dual-process theory

Cash, Philip; Daalhuizen, Jaap; Valgeirsdottir, Dagny; Van Oorschot, Robin // 2019
Design research faces a critical 'impact gap' where the potential for scientific and practical impact is yet to be fully realised. A key means of bridging this gap is the adoption of fundamental ...

A weighted set cover problem for product family design to maximize the commonality of products

Han, Hyeongmin (1); Chang, Sehyun (2); Kim, Harrison (1) // 2019
In product family design, the commonality of products and performance are competing objectives when designers build platforms. The commonality makes it efficient to manufacture products while it will ...

Abductive inferences in strategic design decisions

Kroll, Ehud (1); Koskela, Lauri (2) // 2019
The overall strategy of designing is addressed. The design decisions that have a major impact on the direction in which the process evolves are termed ?strategic?, and here we study them from the ...

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