Examples

Design Rationale Capture

Thin Phone Design

This example shows the rationale for a thin phone design. Click to download: ThinPhoneDesign.zip. Unzip it to find two .vdk files, and open them in designVUE.

Click to view the files in your web browser: ThinPhoneDesign.html

Mobile Arm Support

This example shows the rationale for a mobile arm support design. Click to download: MobileArmSupport.zip. Unzip it to find three .vdk files, and open them in designVUE.

Click to view the files in your browser, starting with: ReadMe.html

Airport Capacity

This example shows the rationale for creating more airport capacity for London and where to locate it.

Click to view the file in your web browser: AirportCapacity.html.

Specially Secure Communications Adapter

This example shows the rationale for designing a new version of a communications adapter.

Click to view the file in your web browser: SpeciallySecureCommunicationsAdapter.html.

Foundations Design

This example shows the rationale for designing the foundations of a mutistoreys building.

Click to view the file in your web browser: FoundationsDesign.html.

Dialogue mapping

What is it? Why use it? How does it work?

This example explains dialogue mapping and shows an application of designVUE together with Callimachus.

Click to view the files in your web browser: DialogueMapping.html

Function analysis

Fixed Displacement Hydraulic Pump

This example shows an analysis of the functions of a fixed displacement hydraulic pump using FAD method. Click to download: FixedDisplacementHydraulicPump.zip. Unzip it to find ten .vdk files, and open them in designVUE. These files were exported from DRed and imported into designVUE.

Click to view the files in your browser: FixedDisplacementHydraulicPump.html

Centrifugal Pump

This example shows an analysis of the functions of a centrifugal pump using the FAD method.

Click to download: CentrifugalPump.zip. Unzip it to find two .vdk files, and open them in designVUE.

Requirement rationale capture

Hair Dryer

This example shows the rationale for the requirements to develop a hair dryer.

Click to view the file in your web browser: HairDryerRequirementsRationale.html.

Root cause analysis

Fancase Delamination

This example shows an analysis of the root cause for the delamination of a gas turbine fancase and the rationale for its redesign. Click to download: FancaseDelamination.zip. Unzip it to find four .vdk files, and open them in designVUE.

Click to view the files in your browser, starting with: DebondingDiagnosis.html

Car Accelerator Pedal

This example shows the root cause analysis of a problem identied in service and the rationale for its solution.

Click to view the file in your web browser: CarAccelerationPedalRCA.html.

Selection rationale capture

Toaster Selection

This example shows the rationale for the selection of a toaster. Click to download: ToasterSelection.zip. Unzip it to find one .vdk files, and open it in designVUE.

Renewable Energy

This example shows the rationale for renewable energy and its most promising types.

Click to view the file in your web browser: RenewableEnergy.html.

What Shall I Wear?

This example shows the rationale for clothing selection. Click to download: WhatShallIWear.zip. Unzip it to find two .vdk files, and open them in designVUE.

Click to view the files in your web browser: WhatShallIWear.html

These videos will take you through an example of how to use designVUE's features to make an everyday real-world decision (what to wear) using IBIS argumentation and Wormholes.

  1. What Shall I Wear - Part 1 shows how to use IBIS nodes to lay out your argumentation.
  2. What Shall I Wear - Part 2 shows how to use wormholes to link between files.
  3. What Shall I Wear - Part 3 shows more detailed aspects of IBIS argumentation.
  4. What Shall I Wear - Part 4 shows how to review your arguments and make a decision.