Designing in a university and start-up context: An analysis on engineering change propagation

E.C.Y. Koh, R.A. Duran-Novoa, J.D. Weigl, M. Henz

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This paper examines the evolution of change dependencies during an electrical motorcycle design project undertaken by a start-up team. It was found that only 33% of the changes made in the project were planned and change propagation accounted for 20% of all changes made. The findings also suggest that an analysis of direct inter-component dependencies at the start of the project could have prevented (or prepared for) 67% of change propagation. Such detection rate may suffice for resource-strapped start-ups who cannot afford more advanced change analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDS 84: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference
ChapterDesign organization and management
Number of pages10
VolumeDS 84
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Design Conference, DESIGN
ISSN (Print)1847-9073

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation


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