Evolution of property predictability during conceptual design

Mikko Salonen, Claus Thorp Hansen, Matti Perttula

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Abstract

A product is designed with the purpose of possessing certain properties, which are prescribed as requirements in the design specification. This paper studies the evolution of property predictability during the early phases of design in a case study context. By the term property predictability, we refer to the designers’ confidence in predicting product properties based on the available information. In the case study, with use of the produced design models at four different stages of concept concretisation, the designers evaluated their confidence in predicting product properties related to the requirements set for the task. As a result, we identified three different patterns of property predictability behaviour. These patterns consist of properties of which predictability is relatively high throughout the early phases of the design process, properties of which predictability shows a high increase during the progression of the early phases of the design process, and properties of which predictability remains relatively low throughout the early phases of the design process. We believe that an awareness and understanding of such different behaviours of property predictability is important for both designers and design project leaders when determining a proper timing and criteria for selecting the design concept for further development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings ICED 05, the 15th International Conference on Engineering Design
EditorsAndrew Samuel, William Lewis
Number of pages14
VolumeDS 35
Place of PublicationBarton, ACT, Australia
PublisherInstitution of Engineers, Australia
Publication date2005
Pages1-14
ISBN (Print)00858257882, 978-085825788-7
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event15th International Conference on Engineering Design - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 15 Aug 200518 Aug 2005
Conference number: 15
http://www.designsociety.org/iced05_15th_international_conference_on_engineering_design.event.12.2005-08-15.htm

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Engineering Design
Number15
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period15/08/200518/08/2005
Internet address
SeriesDesign Society
NumberDS 35

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