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See detailMargins lead to overcapacity
Jones, Darren; Eckert, Claudia; Gericke, Kilian UL

in Proceedings of the International Design Conference - DESIGN 2018 (2018, May)

This paper categorises and describes the design stages, stakeholders and decision processes of an overcapacity boiler upgrade that came about from the excessive use of design margins. Using a hospital ... [more ▼]

This paper categorises and describes the design stages, stakeholders and decision processes of an overcapacity boiler upgrade that came about from the excessive use of design margins. Using a hospital case study, the reason behind the overcapacity and excessive margins is explored using semi-structured interviews, document analysis and process modelling. Design margins arise from a lack of systemic thinking during the design and installation phases. It is likely that margins are added as a matter of habit with no real thought to their applicability, calling into question the design process. [less ▲]

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See detailEight key strategies for successful stakeholder involvement in design
Manrique, Sebastián; Simons, Daria; Eisenbart, Boris et al

in Proceedings of the International Design Conference - DESIGN 2018 (2018, May)

Design professionals work often in multi-stakeholder environments. This research aims to understand how design practitioners deal with challenges resulting from stakeholder involvement in design ... [more ▼]

Design professionals work often in multi-stakeholder environments. This research aims to understand how design practitioners deal with challenges resulting from stakeholder involvement in design activities. In this exploratory study, ten interviews were conducted with design practitioners from design agencies in the Netherlands. Eight key strategies were identified that are considered for successful stakeholder involvement. The findings can help the field of DTM to develop methods and tools that fit better with the needs of design professionals. [less ▲]

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See detailAn exploratory study on the use of new design methods in design consultancies
Filippi, Anna; Suarez Madrigal, Antonio; Eisenbart, Boris et al

in Proceedings of the International Design Conference - DESIGN 2018 (2018, May)

This paper explores the uptake of design methods in design consultancies. Our results show that new methods are primarily used in the initial phases of the design process for specific problems. The main ... [more ▼]

This paper explores the uptake of design methods in design consultancies. Our results show that new methods are primarily used in the initial phases of the design process for specific problems. The main motive for doing so is to enhance creativity and understanding of the user. Many participants modify methods to fit specific needs or develop own methods. These findings highlight the need to improve the link between industry and academia in order to increase method awareness and use. Potential ways to improve this include better descriptions of methods and the be­nefits provided. [less ▲]

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See detailA method for function integrity diagnosis and documentation: FIDD
Wichmann, Robert; Gericke, Kilian UL; Eisenbart, Boris et al

in Proceedings of the International Design Conference - DESIGN 2018 (2018, May)

This paper introduces a method to perform systematic diagnosis of function integrity. The proposed method advances the Integrated Function Modelling framework to extend its application to risk ... [more ▼]

This paper introduces a method to perform systematic diagnosis of function integrity. The proposed method advances the Integrated Function Modelling framework to extend its application to risk identification and documentation tasks. By analyzing the system model of interdisciplinary designs, this method guides the designer to explore function vulnerability by systematic decoupling of inherent design entities. Thereby it provides unique opportunities for failure mode identification in complex, interdisciplinary systems. The motivation for this method is ensuring system function integrity. [less ▲]

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See detailDesigning Sustainable Technologies, Products and Policies
Benetto, Enrico; Gericke, Kilian UL; Guiton, Mélanie

Book published by Springer (2018)

This book provides insight into the implementation of Life Cycle approaches along the entire business value chain, supporting environmental, social and economic sustainability related to the development ... [more ▼]

This book provides insight into the implementation of Life Cycle approaches along the entire business value chain, supporting environmental, social and economic sustainability related to the development of industrial technologies, products, services and policies; and the development and management of smart agricultural systems, smart mobility systems, urban infrastructures and energy for the built environment. The book is based on papers presented at the 8th International Life Cycle Management Conference that took place from September 3-6, 2017 in Luxembourg, and which was organized by the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and the University of Luxembourg in the framework of the LCM Conference Series. [less ▲]

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See detailStaging design thinking for sustainability in practice - guidance and watch-outs
Gericke, Kilian UL; Eisenbart, Boris; Waltersdorfer, Gregor

in König, Ariane (Ed.) Sustainability Science (2018)

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See detailAn engineering approach to mapping meanings in products and services
Waltersdorfer, Gregor UL; Gericke, Kilian UL; Desmet, Pieter M. A. et al

in Maier, Anja; Skec, Stanko; Kim, Harrison (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 3: Product, Services and Systems Design (2017, August)

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See detailWhat do we need to say about a design method?
Gericke, Kilian UL; Eckert, Claudia; Stacey, Martin

in Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (2017, August)

Method development is one of the raisons d’etre of engineering design research and method uptake by industry is perceived as an important success criterion. This paper argues that one of the problems with ... [more ▼]

Method development is one of the raisons d’etre of engineering design research and method uptake by industry is perceived as an important success criterion. This paper argues that one of the problems with methods is the lack of clarity about what is actually proposed to industry and the academic community when a new method is put forward, in terms of how detailed, strict, precise and rigorous the method is and what it can deliver. This paper puts the concept of method in the context of related concepts and proposes a multi-level model of the elements of a method to argue that a contribution on each of these levels can be of value and that the introduction of methods can fail on each of these levels. Implications thereof for industry and academia are discussed, concluding that a clear description of methods and their intended use is important for enabling proper validation of each of the method’s elements and for communicating methods to academia and industry. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the integration of product and process models in engineering design
Eckert, Claudia; Wynn, David; Maier, Jakob et al

in Design Science (2017), 3

Models of products and design processes are key to interacting with engineering designs and managing the processes by which they are developed. In practice, companies maintain networks of many ... [more ▼]

Models of products and design processes are key to interacting with engineering designs and managing the processes by which they are developed. In practice, companies maintain networks of many interrelated models which need to be synthesised in the minds of their users when considering issues that cut across them. This article considers how information from product and design process models can be integrated with a view to help manage these complex interrelationships. A framework highlighting key issues surrounding model integration is introduced and terminology for describing these issues is developed. To illustrate the framework and terminology, selected modelling approaches that integrate product and process information are discussed and organised according to their levels and forms of integration. Opportunities for further work to advance integrated modelling in engineering design research and practice are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Integrated Function Modelling Framework and its Relation to Function Structures
Gericke, Kilian UL; Eisenbart, Boris

in AI EDAM: Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design Analysis and Manufacturing (2017), 3(31),

Research and industrial practice have produced a host of function models and modelling approaches over the last decades. Each of these is meant to support designers in their design endeavours. Industrial ... [more ▼]

Research and industrial practice have produced a host of function models and modelling approaches over the last decades. Each of these is meant to support designers in their design endeavours. Industrial practice is excessively diversified in terms of contextual requirements, aims and adopted processes; this automatically begs the question, which of the existing models should be selected for application in a specific situation. This paper sets out to contribute to this discourse. It strives to benchmark the fairly novel Integrated Function Modelling (IFM) framework against the well-established function structures modelling approach. The paper comparatively investigates the respective capabilities of the approaches, following the benchmarking protocol used earlier in relation to this Special Issue. Function structures are used as reference as they represent one of the most widespread function modelling approaches in research and practice. Both function structures and the IFM framework are exemplarily applied for modelling a glue gun. The gradual generation and refinement of the models is used to showcase their respective benefits and shortcomings. Eventually, the IFM framework is found to excel over function structures in terms of comprehensiveness and support for different types of function analyses. Finally, future research directions are proposed. [less ▲]

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See detailA DSM-based Framework for Integrated Function Modelling: Concept, Application and Evaluation
Eisenbart, Boris UL; Gericke, Kilian UL; Blessing, Luciënne Theresia UL et al

in Research in Engineering Design (2017), 28(1), 25-51

Function modelling is proposed in literature from different disciplines, in interdisciplinary approaches, and used in practice with the intention of facilitating system conceptualisation. However ... [more ▼]

Function modelling is proposed in literature from different disciplines, in interdisciplinary approaches, and used in practice with the intention of facilitating system conceptualisation. However, function models across disciplines are largely diverse addressing different function modelling perspectives and using different structures and forms for representing the contained information. This hampers the exchange of information between the models and poses particular challenges to joint modelling and shared comprehension between designers from different disciplines. This article proposes an integrated function modelling framework, which specifically aims at relating between the different function modelling perspectives prominently addressed in different disciplines. It uses interlinked matrices based on the concept of DSM and MDM in order to facilitate cross-disciplinary modelling and analysis of the functionality of a system. The article further presents the application of the framework based on a product example. Finally, an empirical study in industry is presented. Therein, feedback on the potential of the proposed framework to support interdisciplinary design practice as well as on areas of further improvement has been obtained from participants working in industry. [less ▲]

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See detailTaking a Look at the Utilisation of Function Models in Interdisciplinary Design: Insights From Ten Engineering Companies
Eisenbart, Boris; Gericke, Kilian UL; Blessing, Lucienne

in Research in Engineering Design (2016)

Interdisciplinary system development requires the integration of diverse expertise to combine different engineering technologies and – increasingly often – services, in order to provide users with ... [more ▼]

Interdisciplinary system development requires the integration of diverse expertise to combine different engineering technologies and – increasingly often – services, in order to provide users with expected value and desired functionality in newly developed products. Failure to achieve integration of disciplines can result in design errors posing a direct threat to the users and to the company. Function modelling is expected to provide suitable means for the integration of disciplines early in the development process. However, a plethora of function models can be found within different disciplines or even across and their divergence has proven to hamper shared, cross-disciplinary function modelling in design teams. This article presents research on function modelling in different disciplines in practice. Conducted research comprises empirical studies in ten companies developing mechatronic systems and/or Product-Service Systems in diverse market areas. The studies provide insights into the utilisation of different function models in different disciplines and across, as well as the specific needs and preferences of practicing designers regarding interdisciplinary function modelling. Finally, the obtained insights and their implications for supporting interdisciplinary function modelling are being discussed. Indications are derived which may guide future research endeavours pertaining to the development of support for collaborative, (cross-)disciplinary function modelling. [less ▲]

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See detailAn exploratory study of the discovery and selection of design methods in practice
Gericke, Kilian UL; Kramer, Julia; Roschuni, Celeste

in Journal of Mechanical Design (2016), 138

This work seeks to understand how design practitioners discover, select, and adapt design methods and methodologies. Design methods and methodologies are mainly used for educational purposes and are not ... [more ▼]

This work seeks to understand how design practitioners discover, select, and adapt design methods and methodologies. Design methods and methodologies are mainly used for educational purposes and are not formally transferred into design practice and industry. This prevents design practitioners from accessing the rich body of research and knowledge posed by academia. Various web platforms and textbooks allow users to discover or search for design methods, but little support is provided to assess whether or not a method is appropriate for the context or the task at hand. In this exploratory study, interviews were conducted with practicing engineers and designers. Interview responses were coded and analyzed in an effort to understand the patterns in searching, selecting, assessing and exchanging experiences with peers in professional practice. This analysis showed that interviewees would like to search for design methods based on their desired outcomes. Additionally, interviewees considered their personal contacts to be the most valuable source of new methods. These insights show that web-based communities of practice may be a potential link between academia and industry, but existing web repositories and communities require further development in order to better meet the needs of the design practitioner community. [less ▲]

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See detailDesign Methods in Industry
Gericke, Kilian UL; Eckert, Claudia

Presentation (2016, September)

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See detailMethods for Innovative, Incremental and Radical Design
Gericke, Kilian UL; Eckert, Claudia

Presentation (2016, May)

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See detailEntwicklungsprozesse
Bender, Beate; Gericke, Kilian UL

in Lindemann, Udo (Ed.) Handbuch Produktentwicklung (2016)

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See detailAn explorative interview study on crisis situations in engineering product development
Münzberg, Christopher; Gericke, Kilian UL; Oehmen, Josef et al

in Marjanovic, Dorian (Ed.) Proceedings of the International Design Conference - DESIGN'16 (2016)

This paper presents the result of an interview study with 15 experts on crises in industrial product development practice. The paper focusses on two research questions. 1. How can crises in product ... [more ▼]

This paper presents the result of an interview study with 15 experts on crises in industrial product development practice. The paper focusses on two research questions. 1. How can crises in product development be characterised? 2. What are success factors for effective crisis solving in product development? The paper contributes 9 context factors to discern crises from regular development situations, 56 success factors for crisis resolution, and describes three example crises. [less ▲]

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See detailTowards a framework of choices made during the life-cycle of process models
Gericke, Kilian UL; Eckert, Claudia; Wynn, David

in Marjanovic, Dorian (Ed.) Proceedings of the International Design Conference - DESIGN'16 (2016)

A variety of process modelling approaches exist. The tools provide visualizations and enable analyses of a process. However, analyses of a process depend fundamentally on the properties of the underlying ... [more ▼]

A variety of process modelling approaches exist. The tools provide visualizations and enable analyses of a process. However, analyses of a process depend fundamentally on the properties of the underlying process model. Choices that modellers make in building process models affect the quality of the created models and have an effect on what the models can be used for and can affect the process that is modelled. This paper reflects over the choices the processes modellers need to make in the course of building processes and proposes a framework to show how the choices are related to each other. [less ▲]

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See detailDSM for Modeling and Analyzing Functionality: Views of Practitioners
Eisenbart, Boris; Gericke, Kilian UL; Blessing, Lucienne UL

in Browning, Tyson; Eppinger, Steven (Eds.) Proceedings of 17th International Dependency and Structure Modeling Conference (2015, November)

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See detailIntegrated Function Modelling: Comparing the IFM Framework With SysML
Eisenbart, Boris UL; Gericke, Kilian UL; Blessing, Lucienne UL

in Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design 2015 (2015, August)

This paper presents a comparison between the Integrated Function Modelling framework and SysML with the aim of deriving specific potentials for cross-fertilisation and further improvement regarding their ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a comparison between the Integrated Function Modelling framework and SysML with the aim of deriving specific potentials for cross-fertilisation and further improvement regarding their application for function modelling in interdisciplinary design. The presented comparison comprises literature reviews as well as the practical application of both the IFM framework and SysML for modelling the functionality of an exemplary mechatronic system. The research leads to the identification of advantages and shortcomings in both approaches. Based on these insights, the paper further presents a conceptual adaptation of the IFM framework with the intention to improve its practical applicability and reducing modelling efforts. [less ▲]

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