Join Now!

Join our welcoming International Design Community.

Read about the many benefits of becoming and remaining a member.

Full, Associate, Departmental and Institutional Membership available.

Complete this application form to join now.

ICED 11
Papers

INTEGRATING OPERATIONAL COMPLEXITY IN DESIGN PROCESSES AND IMPROVING DESIGN RISK IDENTIFICATION

INTEGRATING OPERATIONAL COMPLEXITY IN DESIGN PROCESSES AND IMPROVING DESIGN RISK IDENTIFICATION

Year: 2004

Section: DESIGN RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

Editor: Marjanovic D.

Author: Lauche K., Busby J.S., Bennett S.A.

Section: DESIGN RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

Pages: 349 - 354

Abstract

Simplifying strategies are useful and often necessary to make the design process tractable. They are also a generic human reaction to cope with complexity. Yet if a design is modified or put to use in combination with other designs and in interaction various human operators, some of these assumptions may be invalidated, leading to serious risks. The midair collision over Überlingen in 2002 is discussed as an example where members of multiple organisations and several layers of defence systems failed to interact as intended. Based on document analysis, aspects of complexity and presumed simplifying strategies are analysed. A method of improving risk identification be reflection on simplifying strategies is proposed.

Keywords: design process, complexity, risk identification, systems od systems

Download
ds endorsed conferenceDESIGN 2004 - 8th International Design Conference

DESIGN 2004 - 8th International Design ConferenceDESIGN 2004 Conference is founded on the continuous development of organization and evaluation procedure that resulted in a capacity to deliver procedures and conditions of communicative competence. The conference in Dubrovnik will be the 8th International Design Conference, including the following topics: * Design research & Metodology * Supportive technologies * Industrial solutions * Design information systems & knowledge management * Multidisciplinary aspects of (& implications...

Read More

Join Now!

Join our welcoming International Design Community.

Read about the many benefits of becoming and remaining a member.

Full, Associate, Departmental and Institutional Membership available.

Complete this application form to join now.

Download
Keywords
Design 2010