Review of Evolutionary Approaches in Design Research to Support PGE - Product Generation Engineering

DS 118: Proceedings of NordDesign 2022, Copenhagen, Denmark, 16th - 18th August 2022

Year: 2022
Editor: Mortensen, N.H.; Hansen, C.T. and Deininger, M.
Author: Pfaff, Felix; Kempf, Sebastian; Rapp, Simon; Albers, Albert
Series: NordDESIGN
Institution: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Section: Innovative Process Development
Page(s): 12
DOI number:
ISBN: 9781912254170


Products are developed in generations and based on references which come from predecessors, competitors, research, and even industry-external products. The model of PGE describes these relationships. The purpose of this contribution is to analyze the potential of the transfer of evolutionary principles to PGE. We analyzed the analogies between biological evolution and PGE, and compared evolutionary approaches in design research. Research based on the model of PGE and evolutionary principles could explain relationships between innovation pressure, context factors, and variation activities.

Keywords: PGE, Product Generation Engineering, evolutionary approaches, TRIZ, engineering design


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