Application of ICDM for the Conceptual Design of a New Product
ICDM is an Integrated, Customer Driven, Conceptual Design Method for the entire conceptual design process. ICDM is briefly presented in this paper and demonstrated with a detailed case study.
The objective of this study is to bridge the gap between the theory of ICDM and the industrial practice of a high-tech company and to evaluate the applicability of ICDM for an industrial system development. A multi disciplinary team of six senior engineers was nominated to perform the case study. The team was instructed to apply ICDM step by step. The paper describes the stages of product definition and conceptual design for the LF100 system whose goal is to help parents to take care for their children in public areas, like playgrounds or shopping centers.