MORE ON SYNTHESIS OF CONCEPTS AS AN OPTIMAL COMBINATION OF SOLUTION PRINCIPLES
The use of morphologic diagrams in the design of new products suffers from from a major shortcoming: the apparently unsolved problem of finding and designating the potentially better combinations of solution principles, among the huge number of possible combinations. In the current study the Direct Synthesis Optimization method, which solves the problem, is introduced. It is based on the ranking of the solution principles on two scales – Performance and Risk and subsequently re-arrangement of the morphologic diagram into a friendly shape. The DSO is a simple, straightforward method that works efficiently, without investment of excessive effort and helps to achieve better combinations of solution principles.