Analyzing complex socio-technical systems in technical product development using structural metrics

Sjoerd C.M. Knippenberg, Sebastian Schweigert-Recksiek, Lucia Becerril, Udo Lindemann

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Abstract

Structural complexity metrics provide information about the structure of technical and socio-technical systems, represented as networks. However, calculating multiple metrics of a network manually requires a lot of time and effort. Thus, to increase the efficiency in structural complexity management, a tool in Soley Studio is proposed that performs analyses of complex networks automatically. This tool analyses socio-technical systems networks using a set of structural metrics and supports the visualization of the results. Here, three of the structural metrics implemented are presented in depth and applied to a case study of an electrical Formula Student racing car.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Dependency and Structure Modeling (DSM) Conference
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherDesign Society
Pages203-213
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-00-057492-4
StatePublished - 2018
Event20th International Dependency and Structure Modeling Conference, DSM 2018 - Trieste, Italy
Duration: 15 Oct 201817 Oct 2018

Conference

Conference20th International Dependency and Structure Modeling Conference, DSM 2018
CountryItaly
CityTrieste
Period15/10/1817/10/18

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Keywords

  • Structural complexity management
  • Structural metrics
  • Graph-based analysis
  • Product development
  • Communication

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Knippenberg, S. C. M., Schweigert-Recksiek, S., Becerril, L., & Lindemann, U. (2018). Analyzing complex socio-technical systems in technical product development using structural metrics. In Proceedings of the 20th International Dependency and Structure Modeling (DSM) Conference (pp. 203-213). Glasgow: Design Society.
Knippenberg, Sjoerd C.M. ; Schweigert-Recksiek, Sebastian ; Becerril, Lucia ; Lindemann, Udo. / Analyzing complex socio-technical systems in technical product development using structural metrics. Proceedings of the 20th International Dependency and Structure Modeling (DSM) Conference. Glasgow : Design Society, 2018. pp. 203-213
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Knippenberg, SCM, Schweigert-Recksiek, S, Becerril, L & Lindemann, U 2018, Analyzing complex socio-technical systems in technical product development using structural metrics. in Proceedings of the 20th International Dependency and Structure Modeling (DSM) Conference. Design Society, Glasgow, pp. 203-213, 20th International Dependency and Structure Modeling Conference, DSM 2018, Trieste, Italy, 15/10/18.

Analyzing complex socio-technical systems in technical product development using structural metrics. / Knippenberg, Sjoerd C.M.; Schweigert-Recksiek, Sebastian; Becerril, Lucia; Lindemann, Udo.

Proceedings of the 20th International Dependency and Structure Modeling (DSM) Conference. Glasgow : Design Society, 2018. p. 203-213.

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Knippenberg SCM, Schweigert-Recksiek S, Becerril L, Lindemann U. Analyzing complex socio-technical systems in technical product development using structural metrics. In Proceedings of the 20th International Dependency and Structure Modeling (DSM) Conference. Glasgow: Design Society. 2018. p. 203-213.