Modeling Imprecision in Product Design

Kevin N. Otto and Erik K. Antonsson

Proceedings of the Third IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 94)
(June 1994), Volume 1, IEEE, pages 346-351. Invited paper.


A method for representing and manipulating imprecise and vague information in engineering design is described. Designers and customers preferences are captured with Fuzzy sets. Formal methods for including noise, trade-off strategies and design iteration are included.