Self Organization in Design

  • Bart R. Meijer
Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)


Principles of self organization are discussed as a frame of reference and a source of ideas for new design processes that can deal with more complexity in less time. It is demonstrated that set-based concurrent engineering makes effective use of these principles. Taking this idea one step further, an evolutionary organization for design processes is proposed.


self organization design processes evolutionary problem solving 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bart R. Meijer
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringDelft University of TechnologyCD DelftThe Netherlands

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