PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ONTOLOGY IN TRACEABILITY IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORK
We argue a need for a design projects’ repository as the core for supporting, sharing and reuse of design knowledge. Such software system should enable reusing the knowledge of a given domain, and be able to guide inexperienced designers. A formalization of a domain knowledge structure is proposed by building the design ontology. The proposed traceability and knowledge management implementation architecture is founded on three layers: application, description and source. The proposed design process workflow model rely on design plan - the structure that should represent, collect and organize every type of knowledge and data that is or should be known prior to start of a new design project.