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How analysis and synthesis have been understood in design

Codinhoto, R, Koskela, LJ, Tzortzopoulos, P and Kagioglou, M 2006, How analysis and synthesis have been understood in design , in: 14th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 25-27 July 2006, Ponteficia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

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    Abstract

    In the disciplines related to the design of products and services, such as New Product Development and Design Science, there is a lack of a commonly accepted theoretical and methodical basis. This papers starts with the proposition that the ancient method of analysis and synthesis, developed originally by Greek geometers, is the basis of models that have been used to classify and describe the ill structured design problem. In this paper, we examine the possibility of improving our understanding of the design process and therefore lean design management by bringing to light a discussion about the concepts of analysis and synthesis and how these have been interpreted through time. Also, how this concept has been used within engineering design methods. To do so, we investigate how analysis and synthesis have been understood in the literature, indicating similarities and differences between ancient and current understandings.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Analysis and synthesis, design process, engineering design
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy > BD143 Epistemology. Theory of knowledge
    Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155-194 Production management. Operations management
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
    Refereed: Yes
    Depositing User: LJ Koskela
    Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2010 11:24
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:19
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    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9372

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