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See detailThe influence of the Design Task Description on the course and outcome of idea generation meetings
Gericke, Kilian UL; Schmidt-Kretschmer, Michael; Blessing, Lucienne UL

in McDonnell, Janet; Lloyd, Peter (Eds.) About: Designing - Analysing Design Meetings (2009)

This paper presents the results of an explorative, comparative protocol analysis of two design meetings that focused on identifying how the style of the Design Task Description influences the course and ... [more ▼]

This paper presents the results of an explorative, comparative protocol analysis of two design meetings that focused on identifying how the style of the Design Task Description influences the course and the outcome of an idea generation meeting. A framework is used to allocate potential influencing factors, including the DTD, and to discuss the various relationships and influences in order to understand the differences in course and outcome of the meetings. The style of the DTD was found to influence the length of the analysis phase and lead to differences in the course of the two idea generation meetings and to a higher idea generation rate. [less ▲]

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See detailA framework to understand Project Robustness
Gericke, Kilian UL; Schmidt-Kretschmer, Michael; Blessing, Lucienne UL

in Proceedings of the 10th International Design Conference - DESIGN 2008 (2008)

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See detailMöglichkeiten und Grenzen generischer Ansätze als Beitrag zur Steigerung der Robustheit von Produktentwicklungsprojekten
Gericke, Kilian UL; Schmidt-Kretschmer, Michael; Blessing, Lucienne UL

in Proceedings of 18th Symposium Design for X (2007)

Zur Darstellung des theoretischen Rahmens dieser Arbeit werden ein Modell zur Visualisierung der Vernetzung von Einflussfaktoren auf den Projekterfolg aus den Domänen Projekt-Management, Produkt und ... [more ▼]

Zur Darstellung des theoretischen Rahmens dieser Arbeit werden ein Modell zur Visualisierung der Vernetzung von Einflussfaktoren auf den Projekterfolg aus den Domänen Projekt-Management, Produkt und Stakeholder und ein Verbesserungsprozess zur Steigerung der Robustheit von Produktentwicklungsprojekten vorgestellt. Vor diesem Hintergrund werden die Grenzen aber auch die Möglichkeiten generischer Lösungsansätze diskutiert. Anhand einer Fallstudie wird untersucht welche Barrieren die Durchführung des Verbesserungsprozesses und somit auch die Anwendung der Lösungsansätze in der Praxis erschweren. Die Analysen zeigen, dass die Kenntnis der Ursachen von Problemen, die zu Planungsabweichungen in Produktenwicklungsprojekten führen, und eine entsprechende Anpassung der Handlungsempfehlungen Voraussetzungen zur Implementierung daraus abgeleiteter Maßnahmen sind. Die domänenübergreifende Betrachtung möglicher Einflussfaktoren gemäß dem Konzept der Robustheit führt während der Ursachenanalyse zu einem fundierten Verständnis der Problemlage und ermöglicht eine bessere Anpassung der Lösungsansätze. Aus den theoretischen Vorüberlegungen und den Ergebnissen der Fallstudie werden Anforderungen an die Weiterentwicklung des Ansatzes zur Steigerung der Robustheit von Produktentwicklungsprojekten abgeleitet, der die Anwender unterstützen soll, den Transfer empirischer Erkenntnisse und Handlungsempfehlungen auf individuelle Problemstellungen zu vollziehen. [less ▲]

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See detailManaging requirements or be managed by requirements - results of an empirical study
Schmidt-Kretschmer, Michael; Gericke, Kilian UL; Blessing, Lucienne UL

in Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Engineering Design (2007)

In order to remain competitive, e.g. in the face of globalisation, many small and medium-sized product development manufacturers feel the need to change or refine their development processes. One of the ... [more ▼]

In order to remain competitive, e.g. in the face of globalisation, many small and medium-sized product development manufacturers feel the need to change or refine their development processes. One of the key activities is to systematically translate the needs of customers into development requirements. Little is known about how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) deal with the complex topic requirements management and studies of large numbers of cases are still the exception. Many SMEs have problems in managing requirements. They often have the capabilities for requirements management but the processes are not well defined, e.g. insufficient monitoring of specifications and poorly organised customer contacts. How to work with frozen specifications and how to handle the wishes of the customers seem not to be fully understood. This paper presents selected results of an empirical study into product development of SMEs in the UK. The predominantly qualitative data was collected using a questionnaire which was designed as a self-help package. [less ▲]

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See detailDealing with requirements: Influences on Idea Generation in the Early Stages of Product Development
Gericke, Kilian UL; Schmidt-Kretschmer, Michael; Blessing, Lucienne UL

in Proceedings of DTRS7: Design Meeting Protocols (2007)

This paper aims at identifying factors which influence the number of ideas generated during a brainstorming meeting as part of an industrial mechanical engineering design project. A framework for ... [more ▼]

This paper aims at identifying factors which influence the number of ideas generated during a brainstorming meeting as part of an industrial mechanical engineering design project. A framework for describing groups of influencing factors and their relationships is used. As a result of an explorative, comparative protocol analysis of two design meetings the influence of some factors is described e.g. the formulation of the design task description and the sequence of the process steps. [less ▲]

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