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Product Models in Embodiment Design – an Investigation of Challenges and Possibilities

Matthiesen, Sven; Grauberger, Patric ORCID iD icon; Bremer, Frank ORCID iD icon; Nowoseltschenko, Konstantin


In product development, many different models of the product and the development process exist. These models are used for different tasks according to the phases of product development. A phase, in which product models play an essential role, is the embodiment design phase. The product is defined under consideration of requirements and boundaries of the development task. Finding a suitable model for a task can be challenging, as by now many different models are available. The aim of this contribution is to develop a support for selection of a suitable model for a task in embodiment design. Criteria from other model structuring approaches described in literature are used. The considered product models are identified in a systematic literature review with the focus on currently used product models in embodiment design practice and research. The developed support consists of a framework for structuring the models according to purpose and engineering phase and a table for structuring according to model properties. A guideline on how to identify suitable models by using the framework and the table for tasks in embodiment design is given.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000089686
Veröffentlicht am 07.04.2020
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Produktentwicklung (IPEK)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsjahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator urn:nbn:de:swb:90-896865
KITopen-ID: 1000089686
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung This preprint is published as: Matthiesen, Sven; Grauberger, Patric; Bremer, Frank; Nowoseltschenko, Konstantin. Product models in embodiment design: an investigation of challenges and opportunities. SN Appl. Sci. 1, 1078 (2019).
Schlagwörter Product development, Embodiment design, Product model, Design research
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