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Developing IDPEO - a Multidisciplinary Approach to Product Realization

Wiktorsson, Magnus; Wikström, Anders; Jackson, Mats; Ekman, Sten // 2009
On the background of a changing industrial landscape and key elements of the realization of complex integrated products, this paper discuss and explore an "innovative" approach towards ...

Embracing Entrepreneurial Behavior in a Research School

Berglund, Anders; Sturm, Dennis; Parida, Vinit // 2009
PIEp (Product Innovation Engineering programme) is a newly established research school in product development engineering with the aim to increase innovation capabilities in the Swedish industries ...

Estimating Cost & Improving Trade-off between Performance and Cost at the Early Design Stages

Saravi, Mohammad; Newnes, Linda; Mileham, Tony; Goh, Yee-Mey // 2009
Typically 70% to 80% of a product's cost is said to have been committed by the end of the conceptual design stage [1]. Because of the importance of the conceptual stage, cost estimation should ...

Estimation and its Role in Engineering Design - An Introduction

Adolphy, Sebastian; Gericke, Kilian; Blessing, Luciënne // 2009
Estimation is a relevant method for problem solving in product development due to the deficiencies in information and short resources. Nevertheless, estimation is hardly mentioned in related ...

Function as Metonymy

Winkelman, Paul M. // 2009
Design aids often seek to map function to form. Hierarchies offer possible models but risk emphasizing competition at the expense of more cooperative relationships. Cooperation can be seen in the ...

Innovation and Vehicle Architecture Development in a New Age of Architectural Competition

Gorbea, Carlos; Lindemann, Udo; Fricke, Ernst // 2009
The automotive industry is going through fundamental change as new car architectures begin to compete in the market. If the new hybrid and electric vehicle offerings prove to gain traction, ...

Innovation the Long Way Round: Transferring Rapid Prototyping Technology into Fashion Design

Eckert, Claudia; Delamore, Phillip // 2009
Engineering processes often leave little space for exploration of new materials or production methods. In particular complex engineering processes are risk averse and goal focused. Innovation does ...

Integrated Product and Process Development Based on Robust Design Methodology

Mathias, Johannes; Kloberdanz, Hermann; Engelhardt, Roland; Birkhofer, Herbert // 2009
This approach shows a methodology which allows to systematically integrate the existing models and methods of Robust Design into the development of a product and its life cycle processes. To this ...

Interactions-Based Clustering to Assist Project Risk Management

Vidal, Ludovic-Alexandre; Marle, Franck; Bocquet, Jean-Claude // 2009
Projects are dealing with bigger stakes and facing an ever-growing complexity. Project risks have then increased in number and criticality. Lists of identified project risks thus need to be ...

Interface Errors - An Issue in Complex Virtual Product Creation

Stark, Rainer; Stöckert, Henryk // 2009
Growing complexity in virtual product creation is, amongst other reasons, caused by increasing numbers of process steps and the associated increase of process links. Therefore, conformity regarding ...

Managing Cycles in Development Processes - Analysis and Classification of External Context Factors

Langer, Stefan Frederik; Lindemann, Udo // 2009
Industry is facing diverse challenges initiating from the dynamic temporal behavior and interdependencies of the elements within the innovation process as well as in its context. One central element ...

Measure and Failure Cost Analysis: Selecting Risk Treatment Strategies

Gericke, Kilian; Klimentew, Lars; Blessing, Lucienne // 2009
Project Risk Management is used to prevent projects to fail. Despite its proven use, barriers still exist that hinder implementation and use by inexperienced persons. One barrier is the additional ...

Mechatronic Design – Historical Background and Challenges for the Future

Moehringer, Stefan // 2009
The cross-linking of mechanical components by means of electronics and information technology goes unstoppably forward. New functions, more safety and comfort - mechatronics opens success potentials. ...

Optimal Risk-Based Integrated Design (ORBID) for Multidisciplinary Systems

Farhangmehr, Farzaneh; Tumer, Irem Y. // 2009
The final goals of large-scale complex system organizations are mainly reducing costs and improving reliability and performance of systems while assessing how much risk (cost, schedule, scope) they ...

Optimizing of Heterogeneous Systems by Adaptation of Function Topology

Erbe, Torsten; Frank, Astrid; Theska, René // 2009
Precision engineering, which is concerned with repeatability and uncertainty in range of micrometers or sub-micrometers, is a typical application field of heterogeneous systems. A crucial issue of ...

Process Based Uncertainty Analysis – an Approach to Analyze Uncertainties Using a Process Model

Kloberdanz, Hermann; Engelhardt, Roland; Mathias, Johannes; Birkhofer, Herbert // 2009
Uncertainties in technical systems in the field of mechanical engineering occur in all processes throughout the entire life cycle of a product. In general these uncertainties are understood as ...

Prototyping: Facing Uncertainty through Small Wins

Gerber, Elizabeth // 2009
Design is a learning process in which new knowledge is constructed and used to shape the environment in ways that did not previously exist. Because design is about creating that which does not yet ...

Risk Management in New Product Development Projects: Taking Creativity into Consideration

Sperandio, Severine; Robin, Vincent; Girard, Philippe // 2009
Innovation or New Development Product (NPD) corresponds to the application of new and creative ideas. The innovation process is always a rhythm of search and selection, exploration and synthesis, ...

Supporting Product Innovation in Uncertainty Conditions: A U-SDSP Based Decision Making Approach

Polverini, Davide; Graziosi, Serena; Mandorli, Ferruccio // 2009
International competition intensification and product development process shortening have heightened the pressure to innovate, representing this issue nowadays a hallmark of all mature companies; it ...

Uncertainty in Through Life Costing within the Concept of Product Service Systems: A Game Theoretic Approach

Kreye, Melanie; Goh, Y. M.; Newnes, L. B. // 2009
By 2028 Rolls-Royce predict a civil after sales market opportunity of USD 550 billion and for military engines of USD 300 billion. Naturally, with this anticipated business Product Service Systems ...

Uncertainty-Mode- and Effects-Analysis – an Approach to Analyze and Estimate Uncertainty in the Product Life Cycle

Engelhardt, Roland; Birkhofer, Herbert; Kloberdanz, Hermann; Mathias, Johannes // 2009
Uncertainties in technical systems in the field of mechanical engineering occur during the entire life cycle of a product. In general these uncertainties are understood as deviations from the process ...

Universal Product Platform and Family Design for Uncertain Market

Moon, Seung Ki; McAdams, Daniel A. // 2009
Designing new products for everyone requires numerous functions for many individuals and groups often differentiated by capabilities and limitations. In this paper, we extend concepts from product ...

What’s a Good Idea? Understanding Evaluation and Selection of New Product Ideas

Gutiérrez, Ernesto; Kihlander, Ingrid; Eriksson, Joakim // 2009
This paper investigates how ideas for new products are evaluated and selected in industrial companies. It is based on an empirical and explorative study in three companies, using qualitative ...


Gericke, K.; Schmidt-Kretschmer, M.; Blessing, L. // 2008
A multitude of projects fail the forecasts regarding costs, duration and customer requirements. Following the problem of deviations will be addressed with the focus on SMEs in the domain of ...

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