An enterprise-driven Decision-Based Design (DBD)approach to support decision making for designing engineered products and systems is presented in this book, with an emphasis on methods for integrating heterogeneous consumer preference into engineering design. DBD acknowledges that decision making is the fundamental construct of engineering design and that decision theory and its underlying mathematical principles must be followed for making rigorous design decisions.


Engineering Design Choice Model Product Family Customer Preference Multidisciplinary Design Optimization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Chen
    • 1
  • Christopher Hoyle
    • 2
  • Henk Jan Wassenaar
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing EngineeringOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  3. 3.Zilliant Inc.AustinUSA

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