Identifying Factors Influencing the Design of a Suitable Knowledge Base in Product Engineering Projects

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

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Christoph Kempf, Felix Sanke, Jonas Heimicke, Simon Rapp, Albert Albers
Series: DESIGN
Institution: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Section: Design Information and Knowledge
Page(s): 733-742
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


During product engineering, engineers draw on existing knowledge as a basis. This knowledge is applied in design processes either by adopting elements, alternating some attributes, or changing the solution principles. While concepts for design reuse exist, the proactive design of a suitable knowledge base is still a challenge. In this paper, we show influencing factors in engineering and their influence on the knowledge base. These factors are of the areas market, company, project, and team. Based on our results, we intent to develop a support for engineers to set up the knowledge base.

Keywords: knowledge management, design reuse, reference system, engineering design, product development

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