Analysis and control of complex collaborative design systems

Qin, Sheng-feng and Sun, Guangmin (2006) Analysis and control of complex collaborative design systems. International Journal of General Systems, 35 (3). pp. 377-386. ISSN 1563-5104

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03081070600661101

Abstract

This paper presents a novel method for modeling the complexity of collaborative design systems based on their analysis and proposes a solution for reducing complexity and improving the performance of such systems. The interaction and interfacing properties among many components of a complex design system are analyzed from different viewpoints and then a complexity model for collaborative design is established accordingly. In order to simplify complexity and improve performance of collaborative design, a general solution of decomposing a whole system into sub-systems and using a unified interface mechanism between them has been proposed. This proposed solution has been tested with a case study. It has been shown that the proposed solution is meaningful and practical.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: complex system, collaborative design, complexity model, complexity reduction, improvement of system performance
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2014 11:48
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:20
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/15871

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