Ahmad, N and Wynn, DC and Clarkson, PJ (2013) Change impact on a product and its redesign process: A tool for knowledge capture and reuse. Research in Engineering Design, 24. pp. 219-244. ISSN 0934-9839Full text not available from this repository.
Change propagates, potentially affecting many aspects of a design and requiring much rework to implement. This article introduces a cross-domain approach to decompose a design and identify possible change propagation linkages, complemented by an interactive tool that generates dynamic checklists to assess change impact. The approach considers the information domains of requirements, functions, components, and the detail design process. Laboratory experiments using a vacuum cleaner suggest that cross-domain modelling helps analyse a design to create and capture the information required for change prediction. Further experiments using an electronic product show that this information, coupled with the interactive tool, helps to quickly and consistently assess the impact of a proposed change. © 2012 Springer-Verlag London Limited.
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