Product Complexity: A New Modelling Course in the Industrial Design Program at the University of Twente

DS 74: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education (E&PDE12) Design Education for Future Wellbeing, Antwerp, Belguim, 06-07.9.2012

Year: 2012
Editor: Lyndon Buck, Geert Frateur, William Ion, Chris McMahon, Chris Baelus, Guido De Grande, Stijn Verwulgen
Author: Jauregui-Becker, Juan Manuel
Series: E&PDE
Institution: University of Twente, The Netherlands
Section: Design Methods - Modelling
Page(s): 089-094
ISBN: 978-1-904670-36-0


Product complexity is a new subject in the new curriculum of the Industrial Design bachelor program at the University of Twente. The subject teaches students systematic methods to create engineering models that reproduce a product’s behaviour. The idea is to minimize the complexity of product design by applying proper modelling techniques. Students make use of technical knowledge acquired during their careers to explain how artifacts work.

Keywords: Product, modelling, behaviour, complexity


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