A framework for the choices of design alternatives

W. Amos Tiao, John Yen

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Abstract

A software design process is to build a system that satisfies the customer's requirements which are often not crisply defined. Thus, design engineers often need to make design trade-off decisions to choose a set of design alternatives that satisfies the requirements as much as possible. In this paper, we propose a formal framework to assist design engineers in choosing design alternatives. Our approach uses fuzzy logic to represent quality requirements and design alternatives. Based on the representations, we can identify the impacts of design alternatives on requirements, infer the implicit impacts through hierarchical structures, and assist design engineers in the determination of a set of design alternatives. The goal of this research is to guide design engineers in evaluating design alternatives, to reduce design errors, to facilitate design rationale capture, and to build a system that better satisfies the customer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1998 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems Proceedings - IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1054-1059
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)078034863X, 9780780348639
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Event1998 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, FUZZY 1998 - Anchorage, United States
Duration: May 4 1998May 9 1998

Publication series

Name1998 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems Proceedings - IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence
Volume2

Other

Other1998 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, FUZZY 1998
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage
Period5/4/985/9/98

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Logic
  • Control and Optimization
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Software
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Tiao, W. A., & Yen, J. (1998). A framework for the choices of design alternatives. In 1998 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems Proceedings - IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (pp. 1054-1059). [686264] (1998 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems Proceedings - IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence; Vol. 2). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/FUZZY.1998.686264