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T-8: Graphical-based methods to support QFD
T-8: Graphical-based methods to support QFD: Mindmaps - Concept Maps - Cognitive Maps
Ingolf Seidel, ingolf seidel information+innovation (Germany)
Date: Wednesday, September 4
Time: 01:00 p.m. – 04.00 p.m.
Tutorial Language: English
WHY: QFD is a method that works best when used within and by a team.
Using creativity and brainstorming ideas are main success factors that have to be
contributed by the team members. Starting QFD with a blank piece of paper isnīt the
easiest way to engage the team membersī interest.
WHAT: The presented methods, mindmaps, concept maps and cognitive maps are
visual thinking tools that help to play with ideas and concepts, to structure them and to
explore relationships between them - in short - they help to move your thinking forward.
HOW: The methods are easy to use. For the low-tech approach all you need is a blank piece
of paper and some (color) pencils. The drawback of the low-tech approach lies
in the fact that it is difficult to integrate available information.
Therefore there are high-tech approaches available that use the power of
computer-based tools to empower you to create visual maps that can be seen
as visual databases of a certain problem domain.
The topics presented in the tutorial are as following:
- to introduce into the theory of mindmaps, concept maps and cognitive maps.
- to show a comparison and advantages/disadvantages of the different methods
- to give some examples of real application studies
- to present low-tech and high-tech approaches
- to transform the methodsī information for uses in QFD
About Ingolf Seidel
After the studies of computer science and economics Dipl.-Inform. Ingolf Seidel
was research assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute IAO with the research areas
CIM technologies, object technology and enterprise modeling and simulation.
Since 1992 Ingolf Seidel works as an independent consultant for information technology, design and quality
methods and software design.
His first contacts with QFD were in 1992 and since then he recognizes
QFD as an important method to analyze and design information systems. Furthermore he tries
to extend QFD to his needs by integrating other methods of requirements engineering such as
FMEA, CRC, UML or use-cases.
Ingolf Seidel is member of the GI and QFD-ID and actively promotes QFD in
in-house-seminars and presentations.
Ingolf Seidel, Im Degen 76, 70327 Stuttgart
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