IDEA combines trade-space analysis, decision matrices, pairwise comparison, and various ideation techniques into an integrated, systematic way for teams to do concept design.
IDEA is the work of one of my Master's Students, Andrew Masur. He has given me permission to offer this material so long as:
As Andrew has graduated, resolving problems with the software may take some time. But we'll do what we can as quickly as possible.
We are interested in having the software used in education and in practice. Anyone wishing to use the software is free to try it out. I would appreciate notice that you are using it, and how you are using it – just send me email.
We are also interested in developing IDEA further. Send me email to discuss the possibilities.
Some avenues to pursue in future work:
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