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The Malicious Labyrinth of Requirements - Three Types of Requirements for a Systematic Determination of Product Properties

Mattmann, Ilyas and Gramlich, Sebastian and Kloberdanz, Hermann :
The Malicious Labyrinth of Requirements - Three Types of Requirements for a Systematic Determination of Product Properties.
In: International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED15), 27.-30. Juli 2015, Milan, Italy. Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED15) Milan, Italy
[Conference or Workshop Item] , (2015)

Abstract

Product designers face the challenge of translating customer needs and expectations into requirements in order to define the appropriate desired product properties which satisfy customers. Different conceptual definitions of requirements exist. The definitions allow a large space for interpretation and are partially contradictory to each other, for which reason it lacks a differentiated conceptual understanding.

Therefore, the paper presents the results of a systematic literature analysis of existing conceptual definitions in the field of requirements by analysing their causal dependencies. Often, the terminology is addressed to the purpose which is pursued by requirements in development processes. The paper provides a critically reflected conceptual differentiation of existing terms in the field of requirements. Resulting from the differentiated conceptual understanding, three different types of requirements are distinguished. They support an effective transformation of requirements into the desired product properties. Thus, a valuable basis for a methodological support of the requirement acquisition process is provided.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2015
Creators: Mattmann, Ilyas and Gramlich, Sebastian and Kloberdanz, Hermann
Title: The Malicious Labyrinth of Requirements - Three Types of Requirements for a Systematic Determination of Product Properties
Language: English
Abstract:

Product designers face the challenge of translating customer needs and expectations into requirements in order to define the appropriate desired product properties which satisfy customers. Different conceptual definitions of requirements exist. The definitions allow a large space for interpretation and are partially contradictory to each other, for which reason it lacks a differentiated conceptual understanding.

Therefore, the paper presents the results of a systematic literature analysis of existing conceptual definitions in the field of requirements by analysing their causal dependencies. Often, the terminology is addressed to the purpose which is pursued by requirements in development processes. The paper provides a critically reflected conceptual differentiation of existing terms in the field of requirements. Resulting from the differentiated conceptual understanding, three different types of requirements are distinguished. They support an effective transformation of requirements into the desired product properties. Thus, a valuable basis for a methodological support of the requirement acquisition process is provided.

Title of Book: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED15)
Volume: 5
Place of Publication: Milan, Italy
Uncontrolled Keywords: requirements, early design phases, product properties, conceptual definitions
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering
16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Institute for Product Development and Machine Elements (pmd)
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio)
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres
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DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 666: Integral Sheet Metal Design with Higher Order Bifurcations
Event Title: International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED15)
Event Location: Milan, Italy
Event Dates: 27.-30. Juli 2015
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 08:35
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