Simulation games are growing in use as a training and education tool, over the last fifty years. This paper examines the requirements of next generation manufacturing methods and ascertains target design values for a novel simulation game that illustrates issues of next generation manufacturing. Quality Function Deployment (QFD) is a powerful tool for translating customer requirements into target design values of engineering characteristics. This paper uses QFD to obtain design parameters for the novel game. Identified key paradigm and system elements of next generation manufacturing are used as the customer requirements or Whats in the QFD analysis. Engineering characteristics of games are used as the Hows. Linear regression and Multi Attribute Value Theory with linear programming is used to translate the Voice of the Customer into optimum target design characteristics.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||International Journal of Engineering Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|