A Template for Design for eXcellence (DfX) Methods

  • Juan Manuel Jauregui BeckerEmail author
  • Wessel W. Wits
Part of the Lecture Notes in Production Engineering book series (LNPE)


Design for eXcellence (DfX) entails a wide range of goal specific design methods targeting different phases of a product’s lifecycle. These methods are often not standardized and sometimes even have contradicting rules among them. As a consequence, design processes experience an increase in organizational entropy. This paper presents a template for DfX methods. The goal is to assist the industry in setting up lean design processes. The results of this research are threefold: (1) standardization of DfX design tasks and information flows, (2) facilitating the implementation of DfX methods and (3) enable benchmarking of DfX methods to purify design processes.


Design method Knowledge management Design for eXcellence (DfX) 


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  • Juan Manuel Jauregui Becker
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wessel W. Wits
    • 1
  1. 1.Lab of Design, Production and ManagementUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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