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The Internet of Things Prototyping Platform Under the Design Thinking Methodology

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

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July 27, 2018

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Automation in Manufacturing

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Victor Taratukhin SAP America Orcid 16x16

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Victor Taratukhin received his Ph.D. in Engineering Design in 1998 and Ph.D. in Computing Sciences and Engineering in 2002. Victor was a Lecturer in Decision Engineering and Module Leader (IT for Product Realization) at Cranfield University, UK (2001-2004), SAP University Alliances Program Director (2004-2012). He is Next-Gen Network Global Projects
and Regional Director for Silicon Valley and US West at SAP America, Inc., Managing Director, Competence Center ERP at European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS), University of Muenster, Germany (2012-present) and was Visiting Professor at Stanford Center for Design Research (CDR) (2015-2016)

Teaching/Industrial Supervisor at Stanford (2015-2016)

ME 310I: The Essential Elements of New Product Development: Business and Industry Perspectives

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Yulia Yadgarova Georgia Institute of Technology Orcid 16x16

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Yulia is visiting researcher in Georgia Institute of Technology, also a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer automation systems at Bauman Moscow Technical University.
Consultant at SAP CIS Moscow.
Research interests include Industrial Internet of Things and Multi-Agent systems.

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Joerg Becker University of Muenster, ERCIS

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Jörg got his PhD and his habilitation at the University of the Saarland, Saarbruecken, Germany. Since 1990 he has been full professor for Information Systems and Information Management at the University of Muenster, Germany. His research fields are Process Management and Process Modelling, especially Reference Models, Data Management, especially Models for Management Information Systems, Retail Information Systems, and eGovernmant. From 2008 to 2016, he served as Prorector for Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance and CIO at the University of Muenster. Since 2004 he has been Managing Director of the European Reserch Center for Information Systems ERCIS, a network of 25 research institutions in the filed of Information systems.

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The paper describes the current gap in the Design Thinking [1] process with respect to creating the complex Internet of Things (IoT) prototypes. The study lasted the several years have proven the usability of Design Thinking process while developing user-centred and complex IT applications [2]. Althought, for the the Prototyping phase of the process was crucial for providing a solution. After completing several studies on development teams and analysing prototypes we unleash that when teams worked with serious and complex technologies can struggle with providing high-quality and industry-approved solutions. As a result, this followed by lack of trust from industry vendors and frustration from team members. Providing the Internet of Things solutions from one side means establishing user-centric approach and interaction between users and strict software architecture from the other side [3]. However, the Design Thinking Prototype phase does not cover the complying with quality requirements of the software products. This lead to the significant gap between developed prototype and proposed industry solution which can cause impediments in the implementation of the project. On the other side, the Internet of Think field has been developed more than 10 years and several research studies have identified the critical points and requirements for the working projects [4]. These requirements were followed by the architecture patterns and tactics each of them is intended to improve the quality attributes of the project [5]. As a result, the sustainable IoT prototype should meet these attributes. As a solution, the visual functional and software framework for IoT Prototyping phase was proposed. The framework undertakes the problem of lack of knowledge in design team and aims to improve quality of the prototypes. Evaluation of the achievable attributes with respect to current research works is mentioned. The testing and implementation of the reference framework currently are in testing process by the company and Stanford ME310 students. References:

1. Plattner, H., Meinel, C., & Leifer, L. (Eds.). (2010). Design thinking: understand–improve–apply. Springer Science & Business Media. 2. Dym, C. L., Agogino, A. M., Eris, O., Frey, D. D., & Leifer, L. J. (2005). Engineering design thinking, teaching, and learning. Journal of Engineering Education, 94(1), 103-120. 3. Taratukhin, V. V., & Yadgarova, Y. V. (2016). Industrial Internet Reference Architectures and Agent-Based Approach in Design and Manufacturing. In Emerging Trends in Information Systems (pp. 117-124). Springer International Publishing. 4. Bassi, A., Bauer, M., Fiedler, M., Kramp, T., Van Kranenburg, R., Lange, S., & Meissner, S. (2016). Enabling things to talk. Springer-Verlag Berlin An. 5. Agievich, V., Taratukhin, V., Becker, J., & Gimranov, R. (2012, September). A new approach for collaborative Enterprise Architecture development. In Strategic Technology (IFOST), 2012 7th International Forum on (pp. 1-5). IEEE.

Taratukhin, V., & Yadgarova, Y., & Becker, J. (2018, June), The Internet of Things Prototyping Platform Under the Design Thinking Methodology Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--31117

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