Multi-board concept - a scenario based approach for supporting product quality and life cycle oriented design

Antony John Robotham, Morten Hertzum

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    This paper will describe the multi-board concept, which is a working approach for supporting life cycle oriented design and product quality. Aspects of this concept include construction of a common working environment where multiple display boards depict scenarios of the product life cycle, creating a shared quality mindset amongst design-ers, and developing creativity and synthesis in product design. The appropriateness of scenarios for supporting life cycle oriented design will be ar-gued and preliminary results from early experi-mentation will be presented.Initial results lead us to believe that the multi-board concept promises to be a useful means of communication amongst the design team. We be-lieve that it fosters a thorough understanding of life cycle events, which, in turn, inspires the design of innovative products of the highest quality.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTools & Methods of Competitive Engineering 2000
    EditorsI. Horváth, A.J. Medland, J.S.M. Vergeest
    Place of PublicationDelft
    PublisherDelft University Press
    Publication date2000
    ISBN (Print)90-407-1983-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    Event3rd International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering - Delf, Netherlands
    Duration: 18 Apr 200021 Apr 2000
    Conference number: 3


    Conference3rd International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering

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