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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 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 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 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 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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