The Use of Function Modelling Methods in Industry: Insights from a Large Scale Study with an Automotive OEM

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Unal Yildirim (1,2), Felician Campean (2), Amad Uddin (2,3)
Series: DESIGN
Institution: 1: Hubei University of Automotive Technology, China; 2: University of Bradford, United Kingdom; 3: Jaguar Land Rover, United Kingdom
Section: Design Support Tools and Methods
Page(s): 673-682
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


This paper presents an evaluation study for the System State Flow Diagram function modeling framework based on a large-scale study with an automotive OEM. Technical reports are used to evaluate the usage of the framework within the organization. The paper also introduces a list of the type of problems that engineers are interested in in practical function modelling. The findings suggest that there is a widespread uptake of the framework across the organization and it supports the usage of relevant key engineering tools within the context of a broader model-based Failure Mode Analysis methodology.

Keywords: functional modelling, product development, evaluation, introduction of methods in industry

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