Evolution of information control and centralisation through stages of complex engineering design projects

Pedro Parraguez, S.D. Eppinger, Anja Maier

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Abstract

This paper investigates how to identify potential misalignments between actual and expected information flow patterns among activities at each design stage. We develop a dynamic network model that quantifies how much information control each activity has over time and how the overall control of information is distributed among activities. The model is applied to the design of a biomass power plant. As a result we demonstrate an empirical relationship between information control patterns and design process stages that can be used to guide information flow improvements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1329-1338
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2014
Event13th International DESIGN Conference DESIGN2014 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 19 May 201422 May 2014

Conference

Conference13th International DESIGN Conference DESIGN2014
Country/TerritoryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period19/05/1422/05/14

Keywords

  • design process
  • complex system development
  • project management
  • information flow
  • network analysis

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