A multi-domain analysis framework for product development

Joe A. Bradley, Ali A. Yassine

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Abstract

The 21st century brings many new challenges to the product development (PD) community mainly due to a drastic increase in the scale and complexity of engineered systems. This requires the collaboration of various entities and resources within and outside firm boundaries. To address these new challenges, this paper proposes a novel framework for an enterprise-wide PD information management system. The proposed framework provides an integrative view of the various dependencies and information flows that co-exist in three main PD analysis domains (i.e., people, products, and processes) and analysis methods for the discovery of gaps or 'misalignment' between them. These gaps could help explain why some organizations are able to provide more competitive products within a given industry. Moreover, the framework suggests that the characteristics of how an organization acquire data, interpret information, and apply knowledge will impact the final architecture of the product. Finally, we demonstrate this framework by analyzing an open source software (OSS) project, which offers some insights and new directions into how the transfer of data, information, and knowledge impacts the final (source code) architecture and design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2008
Pages481-493
Number of pages13
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
EventASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2008 - Brooklyn, NY, United States
Duration: Aug 3 2008Aug 6 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume4

Other

OtherASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBrooklyn, NY
Period8/3/088/6/08

Keywords

  • Design decomposition
  • Information integration
  • Network analysis
  • Product architecture
  • Product development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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