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What do we need to say about a design method?

Gericke, Kilian (1); Eckert, Claudia (2); Stacey, Martin (3) // 2017

Method development is one of the raisons d’etre of engineering design research and method uptake by industry is perceived as an important success criterion. This paper argues that one of the problems with...

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Studying design abduction in the context of novelty

Kroll, Ehud (1); Koskela, Lauri (2) // 2017

Design abduction has been studied over the last several decades in order to increase our understanding in design reasoning. Yet, there is still considerable confusion and ambiguity regarding this topic....

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Mining data to design value: A demonstrator in early design

Bertoni, Alessandro (1); Larsson, Tobias (1); Larsson, Jonas (2); Elfsberg, Jenny (2) // 2017

bility of data mining algorithms as decision support in early design stages of a complex product development project. The paper describes a scenario built in two-stages providing the rationale for the...

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The development of a novel standardisation-customisation continuum

Heredia Jiménez, Juan Antonio; Whitfield, Robert Ian; Ward, Michael; Grierson, Hilary // 2017

Published work on product-oriented customisation lacks clarity in establishing how it is characterised, how it is bounded, and how one would define increasing levels of customisation. This paper describes...

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The PSI matrix – A framework and a theory of design

Reich, Yoram (1); Subrahmanian, Eswaran (2) // 2017

Real life design situations often involve addressing complex multidisciplinary problems that are hard to formulate and solve, attempted by a diverse group of people, working in different organizations...

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Maturity of models in a multi-model decision support system

Johansson, Christian (1); Wall, Johan (1); Panarotto, Massimo (1,2) // 2017

To reduce uncertainty in decisions, engineers experiment with models, such as, exploring what-if scenarios, and thus increase knowledge. Still, because modelling is an idealisation of reality, there is...

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Lessons learnt from experts in design rationale knowledge capture

Hall, Mark (1,2); Bermell-Garcia, Pablo (1); Ravindranath, Ranjit (1); McMahon, Christopher (2,3) // 2017

The focus of this paper is on the use of argumentation models and software tools to support knowledge capture in the design of long-life engineering products. The results of semi-structured interviews...

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