Driving design decisions off simulations is a powerful idea. Should it be used in concept design? This episode focuses on that question.
I gotta tell you, I’m really passionate about this topic. And this is one where there has been some progress recently. The concept phase is where simulation can have the biggest impact. Why? Because it helps form feasible requirements and design constraints. It actually makes detailed design easier. The technology actually does have some room to improve. But I believe it will be there very soon.
See. Simple logic always wins. Except when I lose… and it doesn’t.
Well, I lost the debate in the last episode. What did we do this time? Jim got to shoot at me with a paintball gun. That’s him with the gun. I’m downrange. I was in shorts and a tshirt with a helmet, a garbage container top.
Suggestion to the wise. Never do that in shorts. It really freaking hurts and leaves bruises for weeks. Ouch.
Tech4PD is a web show hosted by Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights and Jim Brown of Tech-Clarity that covers the most important issues in technologies used for product development. The shows include a debate. The loser of each debate must fulfill a painful or embarassing consequence shown on the next show.
Dueling analysts Jim Brown and Chad Jackson disagree about the practicality of simulation in concept design. Vote for the debate winner, and watch the loser of the last debate become a moving paintball target.