TOOL FOR CONCEPT EVALUATION BASED ON THE PROPERTIES OF THE CONCEPT AND THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Editor: Marjanovic D., Storga M., Pavkovic N., Bojcetic N.
Author: Vanhatalo, M. J.; Lehtonen, T. A.; Pakkanen, J. T.; Juuti, T. S.; Riitahuhta, A. O.
Section: DESIGN METHODS
Nowadays new products have to be brought to the market in frequent pace. This leads to situation where designers need a way to quickly validate their concept ideas. We present a tool for this. The tool consist properties of the concept, production network, and business environment. The principle in the tool is to link these properties by visualising the behaviour between the relations. These behaviours inform the designer about the consistency of the concept to the life cycle. The tool was tested in a specific industry area and conclusions are that it gave the information it was designed for.