Design processes structure the activities in product development. They help to organize the work and to apply suitable approaches, procedures, methods and tools at the right moment to support designers.

The operational and strategic importance of product development in innovative companies requires the continuous optimization and adaptation of the underlying design processes. Process excellence and understanding of the underlying systematic approach are success factors.

Systematic design approaches help to make work more efficient, to improve products and services, to properly document design processes and the products themselves and to make process knowledge available for subsequent projects.

Research at the Chair of Product Development deals with questions in the following areas:

  • Process analyses
  • Process Modeling
  • Process adaptation and optimization
  • Design methods (development and testing)