The e-Design paradigm is simply a realisation of concurrent engineering through virtual prototyping and physical prototyping with a systematic and quantitative method for design decision making early in the product development cycle. The components that make up the paradigm, include knowledge based engineering , Virtual prototyping and physical prototyping.
In order to understand, why e-design paradigm plays a very important role in the entire product development cycle. Let us look at the traditional way or the most prevalent way of product development process followed across the industries and how e-design paradigm is advantageous.
e-Design paradigm advantage
A conventional product development process is usually conducted sequentially, thus suffers the problem of design paradox.
Cost/ECR versus time in a conventional design cycle.
Product knowledge versus e-Design cycle time