Decision decomposition for the lifecycle of the design process

T. Wade Fallin, Deborah L Thurston

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Abstract

Expanding design analysis to include lifecycle considerations makes design decision making more complex. This paper presents a methodology for structuring the lifecycle of the design decision making process itself in order to efficiently utilize designers' time. The first step involves organizing performance objectives and decision variables into a hierarchical matrix structure defining the design space. Then, vertex partitioning is performed on a graph representation of the design space to delineate distinct stages where only a subset of decision variables are analyzed. An example of the parametric design of an artificial hip illustrates the methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages383-392
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 ASME Design Technical Conferences. Part 1 (of 2) - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Duration: Sep 11 1994Sep 14 1994

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OtherProceedings of the 1994 ASME Design Technical Conferences. Part 1 (of 2)
CityMinneapolis, MN, USA
Period9/11/949/14/94

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  • Engineering(all)

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    Fallin, T. W., & Thurston, D. L. (1994). Decision decomposition for the lifecycle of the design process. 383-392. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1994 ASME Design Technical Conferences. Part 1 (of 2), Minneapolis, MN, USA, .