A concept and prototype for a new app to support collaborative and multi- criteria decision making in product development

DS 87-1 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 1: Resource Sensitive Design, Design Research Applications and Case Studies, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017

Year: 2017
Editor: Anja Maier, Stanko Škec, Harrison Kim, Michael Kokkolaras, Josef Oehmen, Georges Fadel, Filippo Salustri, Mike Van der Loos
Author: Luft, Thomas; Rupprecht, Simon; Wartzack, Sandro
Series: ICED
Institution: Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Section: Resource Sensitive Design, Design Research Applications and Case Studies
Page(s): 389-398
ISBN: 978-1-904670-89-6
ISSN: 2220-4342


As products become increasingly complex, product developers have to make decisions effectively and efficiently. Therefore, the long term goal of the authors is the development of a new app to support collaborative and multi-criteria decision making in product development. For this, the basic requirements of such a new app are presented. Based on this, the methodological concept and procedure are briefly explained. Afterwards, a first prototype of the app with the core functionalities and the user interface is presented. Finally, this prototype is applied and evaluated by an example. In the future, the authors aim to improve the concept and to integrate further functionalities by implementing the presented concept as a real smartphone app.

Keywords: Decision making, Evaluation, Collaborative design, Decision-making app, Design management


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