A design method that integrates the early and late process of design

Yuji Nomura, Yoshiki Ujiie, Yoshiyuki Matsuoka

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Abstract

The demands of users are diverse. In design, a derivation of exact design solution is important for responding to the diverse demands of users. It is necessary for achieving the derivation of exact design solution to properly connect the early to the late process of design. In the early process of design, the demands of users are considered and the structural model is often used. On the other hand, in the late process of design, a design solution responding to the demands of users is derived and the mathematical model is often used. In the conventional studies, the design methods that contribute to each model building have been proposed. However, a design method that integrates the building of both models has not been proposed. Firstly, the Integrated Design Model was paid attention to, and the Integrated QFD, to which the ISM method was introduced, was proposed as the structural model building method that reflects the features of the Integrated Design Model. Secondly, the design factor selection method was proposed based on the Integrated QFD. Thirdly, a design method that has an ability to integrate the building of both models was proposed using the Integrated QFD and the design factor selection method. Finally, the effectiveness of the proposed design method was confirmed by applying to a driver seat designs. Thus, this study represented a design method that effectively promoted the early and late process of design and indicated the possibility of deriving exact design solution by using the Integrated Design Model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ICED 2007, the 16th International Conference on Engineering Design
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event16th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2007 - Paris, France
Duration: 2007 Jul 282007 Jul 31

Publication series

NameProceedings of ICED 2007, the 16th International Conference on Engineering Design
VolumeDS 42

Other

Other16th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2007
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period07/7/2807/7/31

Keywords

  • Design method
  • Design model
  • QFD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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