Development of an Evolutionary Based Design Method

DS 58-6: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design, Vol. 6, Design Methods and Tools (pt. 2), Palo Alto, CA, USA, 24.-27.08.2009

Year: 2009
Editor: Norell Bergendahl, M.; Grimheden, M.; Leifer, L.; Skogstad, P.; Lindemann, U.
Author: Kittel, Konstantin
Section: Design Methods and Tools
Page(s): 147-156


The Auto Genetic Design Theory (ADT) uses analogies between evolution and activities in the design processes to ensure, that the best possible solution can be found, within the given boundaries. These requirements and conditions can also contradict each other and change over time. The ADT interprets the product development as a continuous improvement process. The presence of self-similar activities and the existence of chaotic behavior are characteristics of the ADT. Based on previous work on the basics of ADT, the actual knowledge should be expanded and deepened; so that they have most activities during product development can be described from an evolutionary perspective. This should be processed by working on the following objectives: a product description from an evolutionary perspective, description of the solution space, development of a process model which describes the processes during an evolutionary product development.

Keywords: Product development, biologic evolution, design method


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