A descriptive model of the designer’s problem-solving activity during the later phases of the mechanical engineering design process
Other literature type, Conference object
- Publisher: CDEN, Montreal
conceptual design | maskinkonstruktion | detail design | Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi | design process | embodiment design | machine design | problem solving | Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Many specific and precise methods that support the mechanical engineering designer's work during the conceptual design phase exist, while only a few general methods address the embodiment design and detail design phases. Our study presents the pattern of the designer's problem-solving activity during the later phases of the design process. This model is in-tended to serve as a basis for further development of tools and methods directly oriented towards the de-signer at work in these stages of the design process. The descriptive model presented here is developed through observations of six designers at work in con-trolled experiments, and follows a previous study published elsewhere.