The Complexity of Mapping Customer Needs... (and the Myth of a Unanimous Customer)

Danielle M. Vossebeld, Joseph T. Foley, Erik Puik, M.L. Betasolo, E.C.N. Puik, D.S. Cochran, J.T. Foley
2018 MATEC Web of Conferences  
Axiomatic Design and Complexity Theory as described by Suh focus heavily on the coupling often found in functional requirements. This is so fundamental to the analysis of the design that it is the core of the Axiom of Independence which examines the coupling between functional requirements due to chosen design parameters. That said, the mapping between customer needs and functional requirements is often overlooked. In this paper we consider coupling, found due to this mapping, as a possible
more » ... , as a possible source of complexity in terms of a user interface to a designed product. We also re-examine the methodology of how customer needs are generated and translated into the other domains to understand how they can give further insight into the customer mindset. Based on this analysis, we believe customer domain complexity should always be examined in design that includes end-user interaction.
doi:10.1051/matecconf/201822301024 fatcat:6ke2kdvkzfb7fpqyyhfzsgkavy