A constraint-based design risk management tool for design collaboration

Jian Ruan*, Sheng Feng Qin

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This paper proposed a constraint-based Design Risk Management (DRM) tool for the improvement of design decision-making under a collaborative product environment. This tool is developed by incorporating collaborative design features, risk management process and theory of constraints (TOC). The research is focused on: 1) exploration of various design constraints from all possible design variables, 2) identification of critical design variables as design risk factors for design management and decision-making, and 3) evaluation of design risks as a project risk based on Bayesian theorem. This tool has been prototyped to show that design managers can use this tool to gain overall design risks during a product design process for their decision-making and meanwhile it enables other designers (or in general team members) to involve in this risk management process and provide first-hand information on dependency of risk factors, the possibility of the risk-happening and the severity of the risk factors. This tool realizes the upstream risk management strategy so that the decision-making for risk mitigation has a reliable data/information support.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2011 17th International Conference on Automation and Computing, ICAC 2011
PublisherIEEE
Pages272-276
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-86218-098-7
ISBN (Print)9781467300001
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 17th International Conference on Automation and Computing, ICAC 2011 - Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Sep 201110 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference2011 17th International Conference on Automation and Computing, ICAC 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityHuddersfield
Period10/09/1110/09/11

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