Title: Product development platform for real-time capture and reuse of evolving product information

Authors: Amaresh Chakrabarti, Srinivas Kota, Nageshwar Rao, Sekhar Chowdary

Addresses: Innovation, Design Study and Sustainability Laboratory (IdeasLab), Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India. ' Innovation, Design Study and Sustainability Laboratory (IdeasLab), Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India. ' Innovation, Design Study and Sustainability Laboratory (IdeasLab), Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India. ' Innovation, Design Study and Sustainability Laboratory (IdeasLab), Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India

Abstract: Product life cycle management promises management of all intellectual assets generated for all life cycle stages of a product. In engineering, over 75% of design activity comprises case-based design – reuse of previous design knowledge to address a new design problem. This means that rationale capture and reuse are critical in design and redesign projects. The goal of this paper is to report empirical study of designing carried out to understand the needs and constraints for design rationale capture, and to detail the concept, implementation and preliminary evaluation of an unobtrusive, real-time design rationale capture framework.

Keywords: design evolution; knowledge management; knowledge reuse; rationale capture; product data model; product lifecycle management; PLM; product development; data capture; information reuse; product information; case-based design; product design; design rationale.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLM.2007.016290

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2007 Vol.2 No.3, pp.207 - 227

Published online: 15 Dec 2007 *

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