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Editor: Dieter Krause, Kristin Paetzold, Sandro Wartzack
Author: Nicolas Gebhardt, Karen Malone, Dieter Krause
Institution: TU Hamburg-Harburg
To meet the changing requirements of today’s markets, variety-oriented product development becomes more and more important. The integrated PKT-approach for Developing Modular Product Families provides methodical tools to support this task and has been successfully tested in industry. Nonetheless, evaluation of these applications has shown room for improvement regarding the user-friendliness and work effort. Especially the models used to visualize and improve product families in development seem to be a promising field of improvement. In this contribution, an adapted model for the analysis of product variety is presented as a first step in this regard.
The “Symposium Design for X” will be held at the Welcome Kongresshotel, Bamberg, Germany on 4 – 5 October 2017. The annual event provides a platform to young postgraduates to present and discuss their new approaches in the field of product development. Industry professionals and professors will enrich these discussions with their manifold experience. This year's symposium will be hosted by Prof. Sandro Wartzack, head of the chair of engineering design (KTmfk) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg....