CIDAD - A METHOD PORTAL FOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
The paper investigates motivation and requirements for a web-based method portal for product development. Characteristics of the CiDaD method portal, developed by the Institute of Product Development (TUM), are presented and discussed. The system contains state-of-the-art contents on methods of product development. According to the requirements of different types of users and situations, it offers adequate access to method knowledge in two environments (courses, methods). Methods can be selected according to their fit to processes and tasks or considering their attributes. The system is addressed to students as well as practitioners in industry. For their assistance, CiDaD offers innovative mechanisms for selecting and applying methods.