Investigation of the applicability of Design for X tools during design concept evolution: a literature review
by Ming-Chuan Chiu, Gul E. Okudan Kremer
International Journal of Product Development (IJPD), Vol. 13, No. 2, 2011

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.

Online publication date: Fri, 27-Feb-2015

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