Title: Investigation of the applicability of Design for X tools during design concept evolution: a literature review
Authors: Ming-Chuan Chiu, Gul E. Okudan Kremer
Addresses: Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 213 Hammond Building, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA. ' School of Engineering Design and Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 213 Hammond Building, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
Abstract: Despite the availability of numerous ||Design for X (DfX)|| concepts/methods, their application is challenging for two reasons: because methods have been developed with different foci (e.g., manufacturing vs. quality), it is difficult to know how different methods complement each other; in what sequence and where at the design stage they should be applied. We address this challenge with a review of DfX methods with recommended design stages for their use from the published literature. We also provide a thematic clustering for their application along with a maturity index for each DfX concept.
Keywords: design for X; engineering design; design process; DFX structure; design for efficiency; green design; DFX maturity index; design concept evolution; product design; product development.
International Journal of Product Development, 2011 Vol.13 No.2, pp.132 - 167
Received: 30 Jul 2009
Accepted: 19 May 2010
Published online: 27 Feb 2015 *