DS 68-5: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 11), Impacting Society through Engineering Design, Vol. 5: Design for X / Design to X, Lyngby/Copenhagen, Denmark, 15.-19.08.2011

Year: 2011
Editor: Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; McAloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Malmqvist, J.
Author: Stetter, Ralf; Phleps, Ulrike
Series: ICED
Section: Design for X, Design to X
Page(s): 91-102


Until now a large series of helpful guidelines for the design of products in the more concrete stages of design and product development were generated and published under the notion design for X, such as Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA), Design for Cost (DfC), Design for Sustainability (DfS). Until now no special attention was given to design guidelines aiming at supporting designers to arrive at with products that allow and ease diagnosis – no special attention to Design for Diagnosis (DfD) guidelines. Only in the field of the design of highly integrated electronic modules attempts to employ DfD strategies were reported. The scope of the reported strategies is up to now limited to this field. The trend to ubiquitous computing and the first development steps towards cognitive systems as well as a general trend toward higher product safety and reliability lead to a higher importance of diagnosis, usually in order to detect possible faults in the products. In this paper a first attempt is made to formulate general valid guidelines how mechanical and electrical products can be designed in order to allow and to ease effective and efficient diagnosis.



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