WHAT IS DESIGN KNOWLEDGE FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF CPM/PDD?
Knowledge is a very common term in engineering design and also extensively discussed. Even if it is not an explicit matter, it plays implicitly a role in the background. The Characteristics-Properties Modelling / Property-Driven Development (CPM/PDD) approach is one possibility to illustrate the product development process. This paper provides a closer look on design knowledge in the context of CPM/PDD. The description of product knowledge in CPM/PDD is thereby straightforward. The more complicated part is the description of process knowledge. Therefore, the method of reduction is transferred from theoretical computer science into the context of engineering design. The result indicates what design knowledge is, especially in CPM/PDD.