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The Reference System in the Model of PGE: Proposing a Generalized Description of Reference Products and their Interrelations

Albers, Albert 1; Rapp, Simon 1; Spadinger, Markus 1; Richter, Thilo 1; Birk, Clemens 1; Marthaler, Florian 1; Heimicke, Jonas 1; Kurtz, Victor 1; Wessels, Holger 1
1 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Samsung recently introduced a new smartphone display with increased breaking resistance, which will probably be relevant for future cars as well. This example shows that subsystems, in general artefacts from former development processes can be relevant for subsequent projects. Their integration has to be planned, i.a. even before the original product is in the market and across branches. The research on supporting methods requires a suitable description model for this phenomenon. Research in design reuse and PGE – product generation engineering addresses this only partially yet. Design reuse focuses on the informational aspect, PGE refers primarily to reference products. This contribution aims at closing this gap as a basis for future research. Two case studies from industry projects by the authors and an example from foresight and product planning show the role of artefacts from former development processes in running projects. It is described which artefacts are used as a reference, why they are used and when. Based on these findings the authors propose the term “reference system” to depict the whole set of artefacts, which serves as a basis for every product development project.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000097325
Veröffentlicht am 17.02.2020
DOI: 10.1017/dsi.2019.175
Zitationen: 44
Zitationen: 36
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Produktentwicklung (IPEK)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 07.2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000097325
Erschienen in Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19), Delft, The Netherlands, 5-8 August 2019
Verlag Delft
Seiten 1693–1702
Serie Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design ; 1,1
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung ISSN: 2220-4334
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 26.07.2019
Schlagwörter Design theory, Ontologies, Knowledge management
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