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Meta-Design Catalogs for Cognitive Products

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


This paper presents a concept of meta-design catalogs for cognitive products. Mechatronic and cognitive products usually demand multidisciplinary hardware and software solutions and while catalogs exist to support domain specific-design, to date there is no support for finding non-obvious and alternative solutions for cognitive products. The meta-design catalogs for cognitive functions proposed in this paper provide a link between abstract functions and hardware/software making it possible to find non-obvious and alternative solutions. They also make re-use of existing solutions possible by abstracting from the specific to an abstract pattern.


Design catalog Design pattern Cognitive product Cognitive product development 



This research is part of the Cluster of Excellence, Cognition for Technical Systems—CoTeSys (, founded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Product DevelopmentTechnische Universität MünchenMunichGermany

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