Studiendesign zur Untersuchung der synthesegetriebenen Analyse von Kon-strukteuren

DFX 2017: Proceedings of the 28th Symposium Design for X,4-5 October 2017, Bamburg, Germany

Year: 2017
Editor: Dieter Krause, Kristin Paetzold, Sandro Wartzack
Author: Sven Matthiesen, Thomas Nelius, Benjamin Pflegler, Timo Gutmann
Series: DfX
Institution: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Section: User-Centered Design
Page(s): 299-310
ISBN: 978-3-946094-20-3-25


The analysis of technical systems is a central, but often underrated activity during the product development. Only a detailed understanding of design problems allows the design of a successful solution. There are studies on two different types of analysis in the literature – the functional analysis and the synthesis driven analysis. This paper presents an eye-tracking study in which these two analysis procedures are compared. The results show that the anal-ysis types are very similar on a micro scale but differ on the macro strategies and the content of the analysis. Studies on the macro strategies during analy-sis in engineering design should therefore always consider the synthesis.

Keywords: eye tracking, design cognition, human behavior in design

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