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Application of Axiomatic principles for product evaluation

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Concepts represent viable solutions for solving the specified problem and are generated after target specifications are defined in one of the earliest phases of product development. Since it is necessary to choose a single concept from which product will continue to develop, there are many evaluation methods to help make this decision. In this paper, Axiomatic Design method, which is based on a claim that good design satisfies Independence and Information Axiom, is used. Based on existing literature case methodology was proposed within which mobility scooter concepts, developed during the EGPR course in cooperation with an industrial partner, were evaluated. Mobility scooters are electrically powered vehicles designed for people with limited mobility. During research it was established that, for correct application of Axiomatic Design principles, correct decomposition and formulation of functional requirements was necessary. Functional requirements were defined directly from costumer needs which were formulated with data gathered at the beginning of the course within the market analysis. Based on set requirements, mapping process was conducted by which design parameters and design matrices were gained. Evaluation was conducted based on whether concepts fulfill functional requirements, coupling analysis according to Independence Axiom and analysis of content information according to Information Axiom. Lastly, a comparison between obtained results and other methods found in literature was made, best concept was selected, and improvements were suggested according to specified criteria.



Josipa Delaš




Bachelor thesis