Two sides of the story: Visualising products and processes in engineering design

René Keller, Tomás L. Flanagan, Claudia M. Eckert, P. John Clarkson

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This paper describes research on the use of multiple views for modelling products and processes in the design of complex products. Single visual representations of design models only provide a limited perspective, hiding important information from the designer. Based on an industrial case study with an engine company, the utility of multiple views in analysing model data is demonstrated. The case study showed an industrial need for improved visualisation techniques, as the currently used method - Gantt charts of design tasks - did not provide enough information in order to properly steer the design process and predict process behaviour. This approach of using a variety of different visualisation techniques together with improved techniques for modelling and simulating design processes provides insight into the hidden dependencies between the design artefact (the product) and its design process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Visualization 2006, IV06
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventInformation Visualization 2006, IV06 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Jul 20067 Jul 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation
ISSN (Print)1093-9547


ConferenceInformation Visualization 2006, IV06
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Design process planning
  • Multiple views


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