Design Theory and Methodology - Contributions to the Computer Support of Product Development/Design Processes

  • C. Weber


Based on a conference paper published by Weber and Birkhofer (Weber and Birkhofer 2007) on requirements of Design Theory and Methodology (DTM), this article investigates DTM’s contributions to progression, systematisation and application of computer methods/tools for product development/design processes. Using the CPM/ PDD approach (“Characteristics-Properties Modelling”, “Property-Driven Development/Design”), investigations of computer-based analysis and synthesis methods/tools, product models/modelling and controlling the development/design process are presented.


Design Theory Computer Support Product Development Process Synthesis Step Solution Pattern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Weber
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  1. 1.Ilmenau University of TechnologyIlmenauGermany

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