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18.06.2019 | Original Paper Open Access

Prototyping for context: exploring stakeholder feedback based on prototype type, stakeholder group and question type

Engineering designers frequently use prototypes to gather input from stakeholders. Design guidelines recommend the use of quick and simple prototypes early and often in a design process. However, the type and quality of a prototype can influence …

31.05.2019 | Original Paper

Fuzzy cognitive modeling with users for design system analysis

This paper outlines a fuzzy cognitive mapping (FCM) approach for engaging users in constructing a model for engineering design system analysis. The model’s scope is drawn in reference to a socio-technical system and demonstrated with an assembly …

11.05.2019 | Original Paper

The early design reliability prediction method

This research contributes to the ongoing effort toward predicting and improving reliability in early engineering design, specifically during conceptual design. Increasing the rigor of predicting reliability during early design allows the designer …

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Research in Engineering Design is an international journal that publishes research papers on design theory and methodology in mechanical civil chemical electrical architectural and manufacturing engineering as well as software engineering. The journal is designed for professionals in industry government and academia in research issues relevant to design practice. General areas of interest include theories of design foundations of design environments representations and languages models of design processes and integration of design and manufacturing. Representative topics include functional representation feature-based design shape grammars process design redesign product database models and experimental studies. Research in Engineering Design also publishes book reviews state-of-the-art review articles and research reports from selected design research laboratories. Through a special cooperative agreement the Editor of Konstruktion - one of the world's leading scientific journals in this field - also serves as an Advisory Editor of Research in Engineering Design . This special link will enhance the worldwide flow of important new information in the engineering design areas covered by both journals. Articles that have appeared in one journal and are deemed to be of special interest to readers of both journals will be translated and published in the other.

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