Belecheanu, Roxana; Riedel, Johann and Pawar, Kulwant S.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9310.2006.00451.x|
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The paper explores decision-making rationale when making trade-offs in design. A case study of a mass-market car manufacturer was conducted using interviews, qualitative questionnaires and observation. It revealed that decision-making practices in trade-off situations depend on the way that decision makers perceive the relative importance of design targets and trade-off criteria. These practices are unformalised and embedded in the larger processes of car development and often contradict the technical guidelines for making trade-offs that exist in the company. The paper presents a conceptual framework to explain the rationale of trade-offs in different design contexts. How to apply this framework to understand design trade-offs is described with an illustration of its use in two real life examples.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Decision making; Automobile industry and trade; Specifications; Industrial design; Problem solving;|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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|Date Deposited:||13 May 2009 15:56|
|Last Modified:||02 Aug 2016 13:25|
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