This paper proposes a Design Co-ordination Framework (DCF) i.e. a concept for an ideal DC system with the abilities to support co-ordination of various complex aspects of product development. A set of frames, modelling key elements of co-ordination, which reflect the states of design, plans, organisation, allocations, tasks etc. during the design process, has been identified. Each frame is explained and the co-ordination, i.e. the management of the links between these frames, is presented, based upon characteristic DC situations in industry. It is concluded that while the DCF provides a basis for our research efforts into enhancing the product development process there is still considerable work and development required before it can adequately reflect and support Design Co-ordination.
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
|Event||1st International Engineering Design Debate - Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 23 Sep 1996 → 24 Sep 1996
|Conference||1st International Engineering Design Debate|
|Period||23/09/96 → 24/09/96|
- design engineering
- product development
- design co-ordination
Andreasean, M. M., Duffy, A. H. B., MacCallum, K. J., Bowen, J., & Storm, T. (1996). The design co-ordination framework: key elements for effective product development. Paper presented at 1st International Engineering Design Debate, Glasgow, United Kingdom.