PRODUCT ARCHITECTURE DESIGN AS A KEY TASK WITHIN CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Richter T., Inkermann D., Vietor T.
Section: DESIGN PROCESSES
Product architecture design is a key challenge of conceptualisation and has to be considered explicitly in each stage of concretisation. This paper introduces an integrated approach for product architecture design exploiting potentials of different existing methods from functional modelling to the composition of the physical product. Especially, apparently contradictory principles of functional integration and modularisation are considered collectively, to develop optimal product architectures for individual design tasks.