This paper presents the research work to investigate how well we can predict system interactions at early phase of the product development process using the matrix transformation technique presented by Dong and Whitney  at DETC 2001. The technique to predict design information flow patterns using requirements was applied to a case study at Johnson and Johnson Ortho-clinical Diagnosis. Several Design Structure Matrices (DSM) were created. The DSM’s were compared to the system interactions that engineers actually experienced during the design process, recorded in their own DSM. The observations from this case study provided insights to the predictability of various types of product development process, and demonstrated the value of the matrix transformation process.
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The Predictability of System Interactions at Early Phase of the Product Development Process
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Van Eikema Hommes, QD, & Whitney, DE. "The Predictability of System Interactions at Early Phase of the Product Development Process." Proceedings of the ASME 2003 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. Volume 3b: 15th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology. Chicago, Illinois, USA. September 2–6, 2003. pp. 403-412. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2003/DTM-48635
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