Design sprint for complex system architecture analysis

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Design sprint for complex system architecture analysis. / Hölttä-Otto, Katja; Niutanen, Valtteri; Eppinger, Steven; Browning, Tyson R.; Stowe, H. Mike; Lampinen, Riku; Rahardjo, Andhikaputra.

30th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology. Vol. 7 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2018. DETC2018-85774.

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Hölttä-Otto, K, Niutanen, V, Eppinger, S, Browning, TR, Stowe, HM, Lampinen, R & Rahardjo, A 2018, Design sprint for complex system architecture analysis. in 30th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology. vol. 7, DETC2018-85774, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Quebec City, Canada, 26/08/2018. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2018-85774

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Hölttä-Otto, K., Niutanen, V., Eppinger, S., Browning, T. R., Stowe, H. M., Lampinen, R., & Rahardjo, A. (2018). Design sprint for complex system architecture analysis. In 30th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology (Vol. 7). [DETC2018-85774] American Society of Mechanical Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2018-85774

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Hölttä-Otto K, Niutanen V, Eppinger S, Browning TR, Stowe HM, Lampinen R et al. Design sprint for complex system architecture analysis. In 30th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology. Vol. 7. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 2018. DETC2018-85774 https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2018-85774

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Hölttä-Otto, Katja ; Niutanen, Valtteri ; Eppinger, Steven ; Browning, Tyson R. ; Stowe, H. Mike ; Lampinen, Riku ; Rahardjo, Andhikaputra. / Design sprint for complex system architecture analysis. 30th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology. Vol. 7 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2018.

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