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Decision Making and Value Considerations During the Early Stages of Engineering Design

  • G. Medyna
  • E. Coatanéa
Conference paper

Abstract

Early design is a critical stage in product and service development. The choices made during this period influence the final spread and acceptance of the artifact and therefore must be made in the best possible manner. Different aspects must be taken into account during decision making such as value, risk awareness, environmental impacts, etc. The present work studies value in engineering projects using dimensional analysis and its integration in the decision making framework while putting an accent on value considerations.

Keywords

Value Decision making Dimensional analysis Early design 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Product Development Research Group, Department of Engineering Design and ProductionAalto University School of Science and TechnologyAaltoFinland

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