Dimensions of decision situations in complex product development

Julie Rose Jupp*, Claudia Eckert, P. John Clarkson

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Abstract

Decision-making is a multifaceted phenomenon. Yet in design, many models describing decisionmaking and approaches to decision support are based on simplistic process models and assumptions. This paper reviews the literature surrounding both decision processes and decision support systems, before presenting the authors' own insights from a series of construction and engineering case studies. Based on an analysis of the literature and case study findings, a set of dimensions for classifying factors influencing decision situations is presented. Using this taxonomy the authors then structure the decision process as a dynamic and iterative activity before discussing its implications for decision support systems in design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDS 58-3
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design
Pages239-250
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 09 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 24 Aug 200927 Aug 2009

Publication series

NameDS 58-3: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design
Volume3

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 09
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period24/08/0927/08/09

Keywords

  • Complex product development
  • Decision support systems
  • Decision-making

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