Requirements as a means to drive innovation - a reason-based perspective
Paper in proceeding, 2004

Requirements and their management is a focused issue in industrial product development, as well as in systematic design methodology presented in literature. Reflecting current industrial practice ? typically involving a strong focus on efficiency issues such as the use of standard components, development lead-time, and productivity ? there is a risk that the consideration of innovation and product value is suppressed. This paper presents possible factors that facilitate the creation of innovative products. These factors, condensed, form a basis for a reason-based method that confronts requirements and solutions with innovation and value issues. A possible application of the proposed method is demonstrated using an industrial product development case.


Lars Almefelt

Chalmers, Product and Production Development

Fredrik Andersson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development

16th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology. ASME 2004 Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference

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