Journal article

Enhancing the quality function deployment conceptual design tool

Martin Leary, Colin Burvill

JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL DESIGN | ASME | Published : 2007

Abstract

The quality function deployment (QFD) conceptual design tool has been of significant benefit to customer satisfaction, while reducing the associated design time and cost. Observation of novice designers in tertiary engineering design courses identified a range of impediments to the robust transfer of QFD capabilities to the novice designers. These impediments appear to limit the perceived merit of QFD in novice designers and stymie its subsequent practical application. Given the improved design outcomes associated with QFD, a series of enhancements has been developed to overcome these impediments and assist the robust transfer of QFD capabilities to novice designers. The traditional QFD tool..

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