Perspectives on Robust Design – An Overview of Challenges and Research Areas Across Industry Fields

Tobias Eifler, Felician Campean, Stephan Husung, Benjamin Schleich

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Robust Design offers a coherent and widely appreciated approach for the parametric exploration of the design space by means of simulation or experimentation, which is well-established in the quality-by design domain. From the perspective of design research, however, this only addresses a relatively narrow part of the design process and is not fully integrated with other design decisions such as concept exploration, the suitable configuration of system elements, or the design of interfaces. Particularly in light of the growing importance of developing technologically advanced and “smart” systems, it seems that a new methodical perspective on Robust Design is needed. Against this background, this paper consolidates knowledge and insights from different research fields and industry sectors. On this basis, new angles to the discussion on product robustness in different domains are explored in order to suggests directions for action and new research areas, both with respect to a methodical RD approach as well as the question of systematic research procedures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED23)
EditorsKevin Otto, Boris Eisenbart, Claudia Eckert, Benoit Eynard, Dieter Krause, Josef Oehmen
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication date2023
Pages2885 - 2894
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event24th International Conference on Engineering Design - Bordeaux, France
Duration: 24 Jul 202328 Jul 2023


Conference24th International Conference on Engineering Design
Internet address
SeriesProceedings of the Design Society


  • Decision making
  • Design engineering
  • Robust design


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