Design orchestration composer - A model base enabling holistic management of product, design process, and organization

DS 75-3: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13) Design For Harmonies, Vol. 3: Design Organisation and Management, Seoul, Korea 19-22.08.2013

Year: 2013
Editor: Udo Lindemann, Srinivasan V, Yong Se Kim, Sang Won Lee, John Clarkson, Gaetano Cascini
Author: Oizumi, Kazuya; Aoyama, Kazuhiro
Series: ICED
Institution: The University of Tokyo, Japan
Page(s): 021-030
ISBN: 978-1-904670-46-9
ISSN: 2220-4334


As the industries develop, product enlarges its scale and increases its complexity. To defeat past products, more functions and mechanisms have been installed. It requires more and more people involved, disciplines needed, which have to orchestrate toward the achivement of a better product. However, due to complexity of design, management of the design process and the organization becomes huge challenge. Considerable time and efforts are required for the better management. Failures of management appear as delays, over-budgets, inferior functionalities or defects. Literally, scale and complexity of a product are exceeding the limit that mankind can manually deal with. The aim of this study is to establish the model base that enables model based management of product, design process, and organization. The major function of the model base application is realized by the domain specific calculations and analyses. By considering the domain specific rationales, it is possible to describe detailed relationships and give insightful translation of the analysed results. The case study on a solar boat design project demonstrates the use of the model base and its applications.

Keywords: Project management, design management, complexity, multiple domain matrix, model based management


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