The Design Co-ordination Framework: key elements for effective product development

Mogens Myrup Andreasen, J. Bowen, T. Storm

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    Abstract

    This paper proposes a Design Co-ordination Framework (DCF) i.e. a concept for an ideal DC system with the abilities to support co-ordination of various complex aspects of product development. A set of frames, modelling key elements of co-ordination, which reflect the states of design, plans, organisation, allocations, tasks etc. during the design process, has been identified. Each frame is explained and the co-ordination, i.e. the management of the links between these frames, is presented, based upon characteristic DC situations in Industry. It is concluded that while the DCF provides a basis for our research efforts into enhancing the product development process there is still considerable work and development required before it can adequately refelct and support Design Co-ordination.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Design Co-ordination Framework: key elements for effective product development
    PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
    Publication date1997
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

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    Andreasen, M. M., Bowen, J., & Storm, T. (1997). The Design Co-ordination Framework: key elements for effective product development. In The Design Co-ordination Framework: key elements for effective product development University of Strathclyde.