A Template for Design for eXcellence (DfX) methods

Juan Manuel Jauregui Becker*, Wessel Willems Wits

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Design for eXcellence (DfX) entails a wide range of goal specific design methods targeting different phases of a product’s lifecycle. These methods are often not standardized and sometimes even have contradicting rules among them. As a consequence, design processes experience an increase in organizational entropy. This paper presents a template for DfX methods. The goal is to assist the industry in setting up lean design processes. The results of this research are threefold: (1) standardization of DfX design tasks and information flows, (2) facilitating the implementation of DfX methods and (3) enable benchmarking of DfX methods to purify design processes
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Product Engineering: Proceedings of the 23rd CIRP Design Conference, Bochum, Germany, March 11th - 13th, 2013
EditorsMichael Abramovici, Rainer Stark
Place of PublicationBochum
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-30817-8
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2013
Event23rd CIRP Design Conference 2013: Smart Product Engineering - Bochum, Germany
Duration: 11 Mar 201313 Mar 2013
Conference number: 23rd

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Production Engineering
VolumePart F1158
ISSN (Print)2194-0525
ISSN (Electronic)2194-0533


Conference23rd CIRP Design Conference 2013
Abbreviated titleCIRP 2013
Internet address


  • Design for eXcellence (DfX)
  • Design method
  • Knowledge management
  • n/a OA procedure


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