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22 Using design structure matrices in visualising design processes

August, E and Eckert, C and John Clarkson, P (2005) 22 Using design structure matrices in visualising design processes. Studies in Multidisciplinarity, 2. pp. 305-317. ISSN 1571-0831

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The binary design structure matrix (DSM) was introduced as a graphical information tool to visualise engineering design processes. Numerical DSMs, which provide designers with extra information, followed. To capture the design process of complex products as in the aerospace, automobile, and telecommunication industries, it is necessary to deal with very large DSMs. The aim of this chapter is to present different types of DSMs and their alternatives; to discuss their advantages and disadvantages; and to discuss the restrictions of numerical DSMs, when used as visual rather than computational tools. A way of handling large DSMs by zooming and hierarchical structuring is also discussed. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div C > Engineering Design
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:41
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2021 06:35
DOI: 10.1016/S1571-0831(04)80050-9