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Application of context knowledge in supporting conceptual design decision making

Rehman, Fayyaz U. and Yan, Xiu-Tian (2010) Application of context knowledge in supporting conceptual design decision making. International Journal of Product Development, 13 (1). pp. 47-66. ISSN 1477-9056

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    Abstract

    Conceptual design is the most important phase of the product life cycle as the decisions taken at conceptual design stage affect the downstream phases (manufacture, assembly, use, maintenance, and disposal) in terms of cost, quality and function performed by the product. This research takes a holistic view by incorporating the knowledge related to the whole context (from the viewpoint of product, user, product's life cycle and environment in which the product operates) of a design problem for the consideration of the designer to make an informed decision making at the conceptual design stage. The design context knowledge comprising knowledge from these different viewpoints is formalised and a new model and corresponding computational framework is proposed to support conceptual design decision making using this formalised context knowledge. Using a case study, this paper shows the proof of the concept by selecting one concept among different design alternatives using design context knowledge thereby proactively supporting conceptual design decision making for an informed and effective decision making.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 14041
    Keywords: conceptual design, context knowledge, product life cycle, Manufactures, Engineering design, Economics and Econometrics, Business and International Management, Strategy and Management, Management of Technology and Innovation
    Subjects: Technology > Manufactures
    Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Engineering design
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
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    Depositing user: Dr X.T. Yan
    Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2010 19:06
    Last modified: 27 Mar 2014 21:16
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/14041

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