A RESEARCH FRAMEWORK FOR MECHATRONIC DESIGN
Since ICED 2007 the special interest group (SIG) “mechatronics” is discussing research of mechatronic design. At ICED 2009 it was decided that the results up to this points should be summarized to a research framework in order to give structure to further activities. This paper presents a proposal for such framework which is intended to be discussed in detail at the SIG session at Design 2010. A research framework is a structure which allows researchers with different focus and approach to locate their work in a larger picture and to contribute to an overall advancement of a field of science.