The paper presents the results of a three-days experiment to test the use of information from a value assessment model and from a knowledge maturity scale in decision making in preliminary design. A visual analogue scale was used to collect individualinformation from designers through questionnaires. Bivariate statistical analysis was applied to study the correlations between both the use of value drivers and knowledge maturity and the designers’ awareness of the design problem to be addressed. Results show that value drivers and knowledge maturity information increase the decision makers’ awareness of (1) the different perceptions of design team members about the needs to be satisfied and (2) the technical solution to be developed in the product concept under consideration.
Decision making; preliminary design; knowledge maturity; teamwork; design experiment
Bertoni, A., Bertoni, M. & Johansson, C. (2015). Analysing the effects of value drivers and knowledge maturity in preliminary design decision-making. Proceedings of International Conference on Engineering Design, Milan, Italy. Design Society.
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