General systems theory based Integral Design method

W. Zeiler, P. Savanovic

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The paper provides insight in a specific design model, Integral Design, derived from the design model Methodical Design developed at the University of Twente, the Netherlands, in the early seventies for applications in the Mechanical Engineering domain. Methodical Design is a combination of German and Anglo-American design approaches and general system theory. Utilizing Methodical design proved to be a good method to teach students how to design in a mechanical engineering context. Integral Design was proposed to help to cope with the growing complexity of building design. The Integral Design method was taught in workshops for professionals in which elements of the Integral Design model were tested for use in practice. This resulted in an Integral Design course which is now part of the permanent professional education program of the Dutch Society of architects. The focus in this paper is on the description of the root of Integral Design: Methodical design and its relation to general system theory.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 09), 24-27 August 2009, Stanford, USA
RedacteurenM.N. Bergendahl, M. Grimheden
Plaats van productieStanford
UitgeverijDesign Society
StatusGepubliceerd - 2009
Evenement17th International Conference in Engineering Design (ICED 09), August 24-27, 2009, Stanford, CA, USA - Stanford, CA, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Duur: 24 aug 200927 aug 2009


Congres17th International Conference in Engineering Design (ICED 09), August 24-27, 2009, Stanford, CA, USA
Verkorte titelICED 09
Land/RegioVerenigde Staten van Amerika
StadStanford, CA
Ander17th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 09


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