Structure means the way which things are built up. A composite product does not exhibit one structure, but hides in its structure of parts several different structuring principles, which fit the production, service, transport etc. Structuring of product models is complex where many factors are influencing. This paper identifies four factors that are influencing the structure of a product model: genetics, functionality/property, product life and product assortment. Three principles, which support determination of product model structures, are proposed.
|Title of host publication||Critical Entusiasm : Contributions to Design Science|
|Place of Publication||Trondheim|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|