Design informatology in IPE

IPD 2004: Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Integrated Product Development, Magdeburg, Germany, 22.-24.09.2004

Year: 2004
Editor: S. Vajna
Author: Nándor, B.


Designing an object of the physical-material world, for fulfilling its certain function, has a professional, logical process from recognizing the problem to produce the object as the solution. The necessary knowledge for the product development can be divided into two sets:
• The knowledge describing the elements of the physical-material world, which are the input and the output data of the design process.
• Design is a data and information processing operation and for this we need the knowledge described as rules, standards and algorithms, and the human creativity.
Design informatology analyses the design process in the light of the information theory. In the first approach it examines the forms and the contents of the products in each phase of the life cycle and the way of producing. In the second, design informatology focuses on the methods of organizing the knowledge, and make it searchable and processable in information networks and knowledge bases.

Keywords: IPD, design informatology, information theory


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