Enhancing the balancing while synthesizing-process - A method development project
Paper in proceeding, 2017

There exist many different product and concept development methods. Many of these do not target the performance and cost-balance between sub-solutions in a concept. The management of properties between sub-solutions do yield value in a cost-effective way since not all solutions for a concept is investigated. Moreover, there is a risk of conflicts between sub-solutions which can lead to costly loops. A concept development method, Balancing While Synthesizing-process was developed in the purpose to support balancing activities. Results from research projects showed one step in the process not being intuitive enough and further development was needed. A method development project was conducted to make the particular step more intuitive. The project also includes a digitalization of the process with the goal to achieve further improvements. This paper describes the enhanced version of the Balancing While Synthesizing-process and the benefits achieved realized by the method development.

Method development



Design methods

Decision making


Dennis Noubarpour

Student at Chalmers

21st International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2017, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25 August 2017

2220-4342 (eISSN)

Vol. 7 DS87-7 161-170

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

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