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Support of system analyses and improvement in industrial design trough the C&CM

Albers, A.; Alink, Th.; Matthiesen, S.; Thau, S.


The Contact and Channel Model (C&CM) through a clear set of model building blocks, i.e. Working
Surface Pairs (WSP) and Channel and Support Structures (CSS), provides a free and dynamic way of
modelling to argue systematically about design problem. Regardless whether designers want to
generate a new solution for a component, make major modifications or change a very small detail,
they can approach the problem in the same way and apply the same thinking steps. This paper
introduces a compendium enforcing an effective procedure of building up C&CM models through its
application in a real, through time and cost pressure characterized design project. The contribution
shows how the C&CM helps designers to escape a typical trap of pre-fixation.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Produktentwicklung (IPEK)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2008
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000011754
Erschienen in Proceedings of the DESIGN 2008 - 10th International Design Conference, 19 - 23 May, 2008, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Verlag Dubrovnik
Seiten 245 - 326
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