IMPROVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE COLLABORATION OF DESIGN AND SIMULATION DEPARTMENTS - AN INTERVIEW STUDY
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Schweigert-Recksiek, Sebastian; Lindemann, Udo
Section: DESIGN PROCESSES
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0393
As mechanical simulations of products play an increasingly important role in design processes, improving the collaboration of design and simulation departments has come into focus. In order to identify barriers and according improvement measures, semi-structured expert interviews were conducted with participants from 16 companies of different sizes and industry sectors. Building on three basic structures for the integration of simulation departments, improvement opportunities were derived consisting of an identified barrier and an associated improvement measure for each of the 20 barriers.
Keywords: communication, collaborative design, design process, mechanical simulations, interview study