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Gaining insights through qualitative modelling - industrial project analysis with focus on derived hypotheses based on the contact and channel approach

Grauberger, Patric ORCID iD icon 1; Bremer, Frank ORCID iD icon 1; Pfaff, Felix 1; Tröster, Peter ORCID iD icon 1; Nelius, Thomas ORCID iD icon 1; Eisenmann, Matthias ORCID iD icon 1; Stöberl, Thorsten; Albers, Albert 1; Matthiesen, Sven 1
1 Institut für Produktentwicklung (IPEK), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


In embodiment design, insights about the relations of the embodiment of a system to its behavior and functions are essential. These insights are gained through system analysis. For successful system analysis, the derivation of hypotheses for causes of system behavior is a crucial task. In this study, we investigate, how qualitative modelling can support this derivation of hypotheses. Modelling activities and derivation of hypotheses were investigated in ten engineering design projects as subsequent case studies by using the Grounded Theory approach. The projects were conducted by research institutes in cooperation with various industrial partners. In these projects, the Contact and Channel Approach was used for qualitative modelling.. Modelling activities conducted in these projects were identified, combined into concepts, cross-validated and summarized into nine categories assigned to three clusters. The first cluster is “modelling support” and contains the categories $\textit{keep it simple, make it clear, explicate your mental model}$ and $\textit{shift the effort}$. The second cluster is “model verification” and contains the categories $\textit{how me don’t tell me, link your models, combine your information}$ and $\textit{verify your parameters}$. ... mehr

DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2022.05.281
Zitationen: 1
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Produktentwicklung (IPEK)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2212-8271
KITopen-ID: 1000148978
Erschienen in 32nd CIRP Design Conference (CIRP Design 2022) - Design in a changing world. Ed.: N. Anwer
Veranstaltung 32nd CIRP Design Conference (2022), Online, 28.03.2022 – 30.03.2022
Verlag Elsevier
Seiten 478–483
Serie Procedia CIRP ; 109
Schlagwörter Embodiment design; Design research; Modelling; Contact; Channel Approach; Grounded theory; Project analysis
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