Model-based design guidelines for better knowledge transfer into industrial applications

DS 91: Proceedings of NordDesign 2018, Linköping, Sweden, 14th - 17th August 2018

Year: 2018
Editor: Ekströmer, Philip; Schütte, Simon and Ölvander, Johan
Author: Butenko, Viktoriia; Gladysz, Bartosz; Marius, Maurath; Albers, Albert
Series: NordDESIGN
Institution: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
ISBN: 978-91-7685-185-2


If only we knew what we know""-this statement is well known and still stands for the situation of manufacturing companies today. The correct use of engineering knowledge in product design provides many advantages, but requires good knowledge management. Not only the availability and access to information sources should be guaranteed, but also its reusability due to the good explication. The most widespread form of knowledge transfer for engineering purposes in literature and in companies are design guidelines. The authors have analysed different design guidelines in the literature and found that they do not sufficiently support the transfer of knowledge to industrial applications. In this paper, the authors will present a concept of design guidelines based on the Contact and Channel Approach (C&C²-A) that supports and improves knowledge transfer. The authors will examine how much improvement is possible compared to conventional approaches. For evaluation purposes, different forms of knowledge transfers have been developed and evaluated based on real application cases with experienced engineers. The evaluation was conducted based on the observation as well as semi-structured interviews with the participants.

Keywords: Design guidelines, Contact and Channel Approach(C&C²-A), knowledge transfer


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