CAPTURE OF ACTUAL DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES OF HYBRID INTELLIGENT DESIGN ELEMENTS IN ORDER TO DEFINE A TARGET DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
Editor: Christian Weber, Stephan Husung, Gaetano Cascini, Marco Cantamessa, Dorian Marjanovic, Frederico Rotini
Author: Crostack, Alexander; Binz, Hansgeorg; Roth, Daniel
Institution: University of Stuttgart, Germany
Section: Design Methods and Tools - part 1
Product development is characterised by an improvement of functional integration and a lack of new adapted design elements. For those reasons, within research unit 981 a new class of design elements called Hybrid Intelligent Design Elements (HIKE) has been developed. In order to enable companies to develop these design elements, developers have to understand the features of HIKE as well as the development processes resulting from them. This paper focuses on development processes of such HIKE. The paper presents the overall approach of how such a development process for HIKE shall be defined, as well as the results of the first important step: the capture of the actual development processes. For this, existing procedures from the field of process management are analysed, adapted and used to capture actual development processes through interviews. Furthermore, the paper briefly describes the performed interviews and captured processes of a HIKE lever. Finally, the paper ends with a critical discussion of the results and gives an outlook for subsequent research activities in order to define a target process for the development of HIKE.