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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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See detailDesigning Meaning to Change Consumer Behaviour: An Exploration
Waltersdorfer, Gregor UL; Gericke, Kilian UL; Blessing, Lucienne UL

in Chakrabarti, Amaresh (Ed.) ICoRD’15 – Research into Design Across Boundaries Volume 1: Theory, Research Methodology, Aesthetics, Human Factors and Education (2015)

The focus of our research is to support designers in fostering a more sustainable behaviour of consumers by creating meaning in products and services. The paper describes the results of a literature study ... [more ▼]

The focus of our research is to support designers in fostering a more sustainable behaviour of consumers by creating meaning in products and services. The paper describes the results of a literature study into the process of meaning making and the mechanisms through which meaning affects consumer behaviour. Meaning is defined as a mental representation of possible relationships. An initial model, the Meaning-Behaviour Model, is presented, integrating the mechanisms found in literature. Five possible interventions, derived from the model, show how designers can use meaning as a lever to foster enduring behavioural change. The paper contributes to the discussion of introducing meaning through design by exploring the link between meaning and behaviour. [less ▲]

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See detailFostering sustainable user behaviour: exploring meaning and its creation in products and services
Waltersdorfer, Gregor UL; Gericke, Kilian UL; Blessing, Lucienne UL

in Valentine, Louise; Borja de Mozota, Brigitte; Nelson, Julien (Eds.) et al The Value of Design Research, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of the European Academy of Design (2015)

This paper is integrated in our research project on fostering sustainable user behaviour by designing meaning. It explores different types of meaning in products and services, and their creation. For that ... [more ▼]

This paper is integrated in our research project on fostering sustainable user behaviour by designing meaning. It explores different types of meaning in products and services, and their creation. For that, the results of a literature study are integrated into an initial taxonomy of meaning and an initial framework for creating meaning. From the taxonomy we derive four roles that products and services can play in meaning making. Additionally we discuss how five possible interventions in users meaning making for behavioural change can be pursued by design on the basis of the framework. We illustrate the role of designers in creating meaning with examples, touch on its potential for behavioural change of users and outline further research needs. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalogies to Succeed: Application to a Service Design Problem
Moreno Grandas, Diana Paola UL; Yang, Maria; Blessing, Lucienne UL et al

in Laakso, Miko; Ekman, Kalevi (Eds.) NordDesign 2014 Conference (2014, August)

This study aims to expand current understanding of ideation methods and its transferability from product design domain to service design domain. It applies two Design-by-Analogy (DbA) ideation methods ... [more ▼]

This study aims to expand current understanding of ideation methods and its transferability from product design domain to service design domain. It applies two Design-by-Analogy (DbA) ideation methods (WordTree and SCAMPER) to a real service design problem in an expert participants setting. Quantity and Novelty metric results are analysed along with design fixation effects. Both DbA methods produced statistically significant larger number of novel ideas when compared to the control. The number of novel ideas with SCAMPER method doubled those generated via WordTree. Fixation effects were counterintuitive since SCAMPER appears to be a method that promotes both fixation and de-fixation effects. These findings suggest DbA ideation methods offer positive capabilities for assisting designers to generate solutions for service design problems. [less ▲]

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See detailApplication of the IFM framework for modelling and analysing system functionality
Eisenbart, Boris UL; Gericke, Kilian UL; Blessing, Lucienne UL

in Marjanovic, Dorian; Storga, Mario; Pavkovic, Neven (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the 13th International Design Conference (2014, May)

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See detailStages in product lifecycle: Trans-disciplinary design context
Qureshi, Ahmed Jawad UL; Gericke, Kilian UL; Blessing, Lucienne UL

in Procedia CIRP (2014)

This paper presents a stage based framework for analyzing transdisciplinary design processes in engineering product design and manufacturing. The framework provides a stage-wise, product lifecycle centric ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a stage based framework for analyzing transdisciplinary design processes in engineering product design and manufacturing. The framework provides a stage-wise, product lifecycle centric frame of reference for comparing design processes in industries from different industrial sectors involving multi-disciplinary stakeholders. The framework is based on extensive literature analysis in the domain of design theory and methodology, as well as from models in product life cycle management. The paper also reports insights on application of the framework for design processes analysis of 23 industries based on the mapping of their individual design processes to the developed framework. [less ▲]

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See detailDer Integrated Function Modelling (IFM) Framework
Eisenbart, Boris UL; Gericke, Kilian UL; Blessing, Lucienne UL

Article for general public (2013)

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See detailDesign process commonalities in trans-disciplinary design
Qureshi, Ahmed Jawad UL; Gericke, Kilian UL; Blessing, Lucienne UL

in Proceedings of 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (2013, August)

Contemporary product development has transformed from being mono-disciplinary to increasingly trans-disciplinary. Technology convergence and specialization of the knowledge are two distinctive trends that ... [more ▼]

Contemporary product development has transformed from being mono-disciplinary to increasingly trans-disciplinary. Technology convergence and specialization of the knowledge are two distinctive trends that have become pronounced. These two trends are implicitly visible on a cross-disciplinary interaction level in industry. However, trans-disciplinary design has not been considered sufficiently in earlier work on design methodology. This paper presents results from an empirical study to identify shared elements of current design practice in industry and identification of transdisciplinary elements of product development. A framework based on key findings from the transdisciplinary consolidation of academic design process models presented by Gericke and Blessing (2012) and Eisenbart et al. (2011) is developed and used to provide answers to the following research questions: How well does the literature based trans-disciplinary design process apply to the trans-disciplinary industrial context? Are there commonalities between design processes across organisations regarding presence of process stages, design states, and the form of the process model? [less ▲]

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See detailAnalyzing transdisciplinary design processes in industry – an overview
Gericke, Kilian UL; Qureshi, Ahmed Jawad UL; Blessing, Lucienne UL

in Proceedings of ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & 25th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology IDETC/DTM2013 (2013, August)

Integrated product design and development in today’s highly competitive, demanding and economically challenging world is a complex process depending upon input of many individuals, groups, organizations ... [more ▼]

Integrated product design and development in today’s highly competitive, demanding and economically challenging world is a complex process depending upon input of many individuals, groups, organizations and even communities, which collaborate to realize the product. Due to the multi-technology nature of modern products, the design process requires multi-disciplinary resources. Engineering design literature provides an extensive knowledge base of product design processes, most of which are specific in an explicit or an implicit way to a specific discipline. This is because some time ago, the products were perceived to be rather mono-disciplinary. Recently, design processes have been described for integrated products from inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary team perspective (e.g.[1]), however, they too take product specific and discipline specific point of view. This paper takes a transdisciplinary perspective towards product design and presents results from an empirical study carried out to analyze the design process of different integrated products belonging to different disciplines/industrial segments; all of which involve multi-disciplinary or transdisciplinary involvement. A framework based on key findings from the transdisciplinary consolidation of academic design process models presented by Gericke and Blessing and Eisenbart et al. is developed and used to provide answers to the following research questions: • How well does the literature based trans-disciplinary design process apply to the trans-disciplinary industrial context? • Are there similarities between design processes across organizations regarding presence of process stages and design states? • Are there any elements that deviate from the literature-based framework? [less ▲]

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See detailProceedings of the International Workshop on the Future of Trans-Disciplinary Design 2013
Qureshi, Ahmed Jawad UL; Gericke, Kilian UL; Blessing, Lucienne UL

Book published by University of Luxembourg - digital proceedings for workshop participants (2013)

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See detailOpening Up Design Methodology
Gericke, Kilian UL; Adolphy, Sebastian; Qureshi, Ahmed Jawad UL et al

in Qureshi, Ahmed Jawad; Gericke, Kilian; Blessing, Lucienne (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Future of Trans-Disciplinary Design 2013 (2013, June)

Contemporary product development has transformed from being mono-disciplinary to increasingly trans-disciplinary. Design problems often do not match the boundaries of a single discipline. The integrated ... [more ▼]

Contemporary product development has transformed from being mono-disciplinary to increasingly trans-disciplinary. Design problems often do not match the boundaries of a single discipline. The integrated use of tools, techniques, and methods, which are intended to support designers in their work, is a subject of design methodology. This paper presents a critique of the current state of design methodologies from a transdisciplinary perspective, and their in-dustrial uptake. A case for an open community based approach for design methodology is made that considers contexts and mind-sets and provides a plat-form for consolidating design methodology in a dynamic perspective. The paper particularly addresses the following research questions: What needs should be addressed in the further development of design methodology? What develop-ments are required to meet these needs? [less ▲]

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See detailAdapting the IFM Framework to Functional Approaches Across Disciplines
Eisenbart, Boris UL; Gericke, Kilian UL; Blessing, Lucienne UL

in Proceedings of 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (2013)

Conceptual design is considered one of the most demanding design tasks requiring a joint effort of the involved designers, particularly in interdisciplinary design. The IFM framework intends to support ... [more ▼]

Conceptual design is considered one of the most demanding design tasks requiring a joint effort of the involved designers, particularly in interdisciplinary design. The IFM framework intends to support interdisciplinary collaboration of designers, by linking the different functional modelling perspectives, which are prominent in the different disciplines. The presented analysis aims to answer the question, which particular adaptations are required, in order to enable and improve the application of the IFM framework across disciplines. The paper presents a comparison of the framework with established functional approaches proposed in literature. It is shown, in which ways the specific contents addressed in the individual steps of the reviewed functional approaches can be mapped onto corresponding views in the IFM framework. The findings suggest that the IFM framework is interoperable with the reviewed functional approaches without necessitating fundamental changes. Furthermore, specific potentials for the improvement of its applicability across disciplines are derived. Finally, the paper discusses specific adaptations of the IFM framework, in order to improve its applicability. [less ▲]

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See detailAdaptive training interfaces for less-experienced, elderly users of electronic devices
Bruder, Carmen; Blessing, Lucienne UL; Wandke, Hartmut

in Behaviour & Information Technology (2013)

A great number of complex electronic devices are now part of our everyday lives. While many of us learn to handle these products by trial and error; others, especially older users with little experience ... [more ▼]

A great number of complex electronic devices are now part of our everyday lives. While many of us learn to handle these products by trial and error; others, especially older users with little experience in using electronic devices, need support. In order to allow the user maximum flexibility in terms of learning time and location, a training programme is presented which is implemented as part of the software embedded in the product itself. Particular focus is placed on the effect of adaptive training on learning. In this study, the training versions differed in their ability to adjust their complexity to the user’s experience (adaptive user interface complexity) and their capability to support the learner by prompting them during the learning process (adaptive training advice). The results show that the adjustment of complexity had a positive effect on users’ experience: elderly users who trained with an adaptive interface were more successful in learning to use a mobile phone. Adaptive training advice, however, was found to have no significant effects on learners’ success and reduced their self-efficacy. This work offers guidelines on how to design integrated training applications for electronic devices that successfully help elderly users with little prior experience. [less ▲]

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See detailAn Analysis of Functional Modelling Approaches Across Disicplines
Eisenbart, Boris UL; Gericke, Kilian UL; Blessing, Lucienne UL

in AI EDAM: Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design Analysis and Manufacturing (2013), 27(3),

Authors across disciplines propose functional modeling as part of systematic design approaches, in order to support and guide designers during conceptual design. The presented research aims at ... [more ▼]

Authors across disciplines propose functional modeling as part of systematic design approaches, in order to support and guide designers during conceptual design. The presented research aims at contributing to a better understanding of the diverse functional modeling approaches proposed across disciplines. The article presents a literature review of 41 modeling approaches from a variety of disciplines. The analysis focuses on what is addressed by functional modeling at which point in the proposed conceptual design process (i.e., in which sequence). The gained insights lead to the identification of specific needs and opportunities, which could support the development of an integrated functional modeling approach. The findings suggest that there is no such shared sequence for functional modeling across disciplines. However, a shared functional modeling perspective has been identified across all reviewed disciplines, which could serve as a common basis for the development of an integrated functional modeling approach. [less ▲]

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See detailIntegrating Different Functional Modeling Perspectives
Eisenbart, Boris UL; Qureshi, Ahmed Jawad UL; Gericke, Kilian UL et al

in Charkrabarti, Amaresh; Prakash, Raghu (Eds.) ICoRD'13, Global Product Development (2013)

The paper proposes a modular functional modeling framework, which aims at integrating the different functional modeling perspectives, relevant to different disciplines. The results of two extensive ... [more ▼]

The paper proposes a modular functional modeling framework, which aims at integrating the different functional modeling perspectives, relevant to different disciplines. The results of two extensive literature studies on diverse functional modeling approaches proposed in a variety of disciplines are consolidated. These studies identified specific needs for an integrated functional modeling approach to support interdisciplinary conceptual design. The presented framework aims at fulfilling these needs. It consists of a variety of associated views, represented through different matrices. This matrix-based representation facilitates the analysis of different functional modeling perspectives and their interdependencies. Finally, the implications of the presented approach are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailTransition to the non-academic workforce
Blessing, Lucienne UL

in Kent, Julia; Remington, J (Eds.) Graduate Education for Global Career Pathways (2013)

Doctoral education is about knowledge creation as much as producing a highly qualified workforce on an increasingly global market. Career development, other than for an academic career, has thus far ... [more ▼]

Doctoral education is about knowledge creation as much as producing a highly qualified workforce on an increasingly global market. Career development, other than for an academic career, has thus far received little attention. With an increasingly global competition and workforce, and an increasing number of doctoral candidates, the question is whether and how we should prepare doctoral candidates to move successfully to the workforce, taking into account the wide variety of careers. [less ▲]

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See detailManagement of product characteristics uncertainty based on Formal Logic and Characteristics Properties Model
Dantan, Jean-Yves; Qureshi, Ahmed Jawad UL; Antoine, J. et al

in CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology (2013), 62(1),

Uncertainty in product characteristics is ubiquitous in any engineering system at all the stages of product life-cycle. Considering uncertainty from different sources during the product design phase is ... [more ▼]

Uncertainty in product characteristics is ubiquitous in any engineering system at all the stages of product life-cycle. Considering uncertainty from different sources during the product design phase is critical to its reliable performance. This paper presents a framework integrating the uncertainty propagation through different product characteristics and its effect on product properties. The framework consists of three main parts: a descriptive model based on formal logic and characteristics properties model; a mathematical implementation through set theory and probabilistic approach; and an algorithm for design space evaluation and tolerancing. The application of framework is demonstrated through an industrial case study. [less ▲]

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See detailPotentials for Realising a Consistent Transition Between Function Modelling with the IFM Framework and Early System Simulation
Eisenbart, Boris UL; Dohr, Fabio; Gericke, Kilian UL et al

in Proceedings of 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (2013)

Conceptual design is considered one of the most demanding design tasks requiring a joint effort of the involved designers, particularly in interdisciplinary design. Sound decision-making across ... [more ▼]

Conceptual design is considered one of the most demanding design tasks requiring a joint effort of the involved designers, particularly in interdisciplinary design. Sound decision-making across disciplines on alternative solution concepts may be considerably facilitated through early system simulation. A consistent transition of the available information in function modelling to early system simulation may thus support designers in this task. The IFM framework intends to support cross-disciplinary collaboration of involved designers by providing an integrated function modelling approach. In the paper it is analysed in how far a consistent transition from the IFM framework to established modelling techniques for simulation may be realised. The paper compares the information required for early system simulation in an interdisciplinary design context to the specific information conveyed in the different views of the IFM framework. The analysis identifies specific potentials and barriers for a consistent transition between them. Finally, the implications of the derived insights are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailDesign Automation With the Characteristics Properties Model and Property Driven Design for Redesign
Qureshi, Ahmed Jawad UL; Eisenbart, Boris UL; Dantan, Jean-Yves et al

in Abramovici, Michael, Stark, Rainer (Ed.) Smart Product Engineering (2013)

This paper presents a framework consisting of a mathematical model and an algorithm for representation, analysis and exploration of the design space in redesign problems. The framework develops and ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a framework consisting of a mathematical model and an algorithm for representation, analysis and exploration of the design space in redesign problems. The framework develops and extends the existing formalism of the Characteristics Properties Model (CPM) and Property Driven Design (PDD). A platform independent quantitative model based on formal log-ic is presented to map the characteristics and properties, as well as the relations and dependencies between them, along with the necessary conditions for solu-tion evaluation. The model is based on generalization of existing mathematical design models and is supported by the development of an algorithm enabling property driven design. The resulting framework offers a rich and flexible syn-tax and vocabulary along with a mathematical and computational tool applica-ble to mechanical product redesign. [less ▲]

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