Analyzing Dependencies between Product Architecture and Module Drivers

DS 119: Proceedings of the 33rd Symposium Design for X (DFX2022)

Year: 2022
Editor: Dieter Krause, Kristin Paetzold, Sandro Wartzack
Author: Marc Zuefle, Christoph Rennpferdt, Juliane Kuhl, Lea-Nadine Schwede, Dieter Krause
Series: DfX
Institution: Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Product Development and Mechanical Engineering Design
Page(s): 10
DOI number: 10.35199/dfx2022.22


A company's business model focuses on delivering personalized products or changing its offering to a Product-Service System impacts the underlying product architecture. Depending on the aim, different product architectures need to be designed. Therefore, modularization utilizing module drivers offers the advantage that additional objectives can be addressed. This contribution identifies module drivers focusing on the architecture design of personalization, collaboration, or PSS, which are not yet known. Analyzing existing literature and empirical findings, dependencies between different module drivers and product architectures are identified. As a result of this contribution, an extended view of module drivers in various product architecture applications is given.

Keywords: Modularization, (Modular) Product Architecture, Product-Service Systems (PSS), Personalization, Modular Systems Design


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