Design of an IT solution for distributed conceptual design processes
Design of an information technology solution for distributed conceptual design processes
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
David C. Gossard.
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This thesis explores the need for software tools to aid in the conceptual stage of product design processes in a geographically distributed work environment. While the need for such a solution exists, there have been few strides to update the tools engineers currently use. The 2.009 design process is used as a model to better understand the particular needs of conceptual design. The intent of the study is to identify elements of a software solution that can support the design process. The structure of the design is a result of analysis of potential users as well as involvement in the type of design process to which the solution is intended to cater. The solution is motivated by recent advancements in internet and software technology. The final design addresses six important needs: communication of ideas, data and deadlines, general meeting scheduling, task force communication, scheduling, timeline and purpose, remote meeting, data & communication archival, and notification of design & communication changes. This thesis provides the preliminary research necessary to support the an IT design solution.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2007.Includes bibliographical references (leaf 16).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology