chapter  42
Impact and assessment of design on higher order benefits
WithC. Klahn, F. Fontana
Pages 6

Assessing the impact of a design on higher order benefits is a challenge to designers. Due to scaling effects the overall impact increases along the value stream from a production system towards produced goods, while at the same time the visibility for the designer decreases. A practical approach to identify and quantify those higher order benefits is presented here. Two examples from the aerospace industry highlight the importance of higher order benefits and the difficulty to identify and monetize them.