APPLICATION OF THE IFM FRAMEWORK FOR MODELLING AND ANALYSING SYSTEM FUNCTIONALITY
Recently, the concept of an integrated function modelling IFM framework has been proposed, which aims at integrating different perspectives prominent in function modelling across disciples. It provides a clearly structured, DSM-based modelling approach. In this article, function modelling with the framework is illustrated based on an exemplary system. Furthermore, the potentials for function analysis that result from the framework’s matrix-based setup are explored. Finally, the paper discusses the implications for application of the framework in practice.