Open Product Development

Asko Olavi Riitahuhta, Timo Artturi Lehtonen, Antti Juhani Pulkkinen, Petri Mika Paavo Huhtala

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Open Product Development Methodology is the future of design methodology. It contains three phases: 1. Proactive, strategy-based construction of product development knowledge 2. Fast, efficient product development utilising the right resources 3. Guarantee of product life-cycle knowledge. Each phase has its own methods, of which the following are presented in this chapter: Company Strategic Landscape, Product Family Design and Configuration Process, and the Combined Variation of Product, Manufacturing Processes and Networks. It is important to strengthen the head designer’s role and that the Product Architect takes new responsibilities in design, such as in the environmental review stage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe future of design methodology
EditorsHerbert Birkhofer
ISBN (Electronic) 978-0-85729-615-3
ISBN (Print)978-0-85729-614-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material


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