APPROACH TO TRANSFER METHODS FOR DEVELOPING MODULAR PRODUCT FAMILIES INTO PRACTICE
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Beckmann, G.; Gebhardt, N.; Bahns, T.; Krause, D.
Section: DESIGN PROCESSES
Various methods are developed in design research, but few are used. To improve the uptake of methods in industry, this paper proposes a methodical method transfer support. It covers the analysis and preparation of design methods with a new developed Method and Process Visualisation (MPV) and gives recommendations for planning their integration in a company by a method integration project. The transfer support is used to integrate a design method for developing modular product families in a medium-size enterprise. The made experience in the project and the achieved integration are discussed.