Introduction of a standardized Notation of Design Heuristics for Knowledge Formalization

DS 119: Proceedings of the 33rd Symposium Design for X (DFX2022)

Year: 2022
Editor: Dieter Krause, Kristin Paetzold, Sandro Wartzack
Author: Gerald Kremer, Ina Peters, Berkay Bingoel, Rainer Stark
Series: DfX
Institution: Department of Industrial Information Technology, TU Berlin
Page(s): 10
DOI number: 10.35199/dfx2022.08


A wide range of tools simplify product development, e. g. Knowledge-Based Engineering Systems (KBES). Many KBES draw on knowledge derived from DfX methods. The knowledge of these methods is often available in varying degrees of detail, arising from the explicit knowledge of experts and scientists. When passing on knowledge, product developers often do so in the form of easy-to-understand rules of thumb, so-called design heuristics (DH). However, published DH do not offer sufficient clarity and usability to be integrated in daily engineering practice. This paper describes the development of a standardized notation form to make DH describable as a first step towards automated integration into KBES and towards integrating implicit knowledge of designers in future MBSE models.

Keywords: Design Heuristics, Knowledge-Based Engineering, implicit knowledge, knowledge formalisation


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