Cross-disciplinary Design Based on the Digital Factory as a Boundary Object
2016 (English)In: Procedia CIRP, Elsevier, 2016, 565-570 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In the domain of developing production systems, the design of a good factory is typically distributed over many disciplines and organizations to cover all involved technologies and levels of detail (process, logistics, machinery etc.). Modelling and simulation used to support the design process within each of the disciplines typically represent different contexts and perspectives. To cross the discipline borders and share experiences, to encourage innovation and make holistic decisions, one challenge is to interrelate various digital models and to reach a mutual system understanding between stakeholders. This paper presents a study based on principles from Social Science, Production Engineering, Computer Science and Information Design to address cross-disciplinary collaboration. Principles concerning visual communication and theories in regard to tangible boundary objects are used to clarify how to describe production system interdependencies in a digital factory context. Work in process of implementing a digital factory framework based on the principles is described, with a use case demonstrating the development of a digital factory for a new type of automotive vehicle.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2016. 565-570 p.
digital factory, Multi-disciplinary collaboration, visualisation, Design, Machinery, Production, Visual communication, Visualization, Automotive vehicle, Cross-disciplinary, Cross-disciplinary collaborations, Digital factories, Information design, Modelling and simulations, Multi-disciplinary collaborations, Production system, Machine design
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-195497DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2016.05.040ISI: 000387666600095ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84986558594OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-195497DiVA: diva2:1049771
26th CIRP Design Conference, 2016, 15 June 2016 through 17 June 2016
QC 201611252016-11-252016-11-032016-12-14Bibliographically approved