You are on page 1of 6

Mechatronic System Design

with Mind Maps


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Lohfener
http://www.hs-merseburg.de/~lohoefen/Brno05/Lecture-10-Add-2.pdf

Mechatronic System Design with Mind Maps


14.11.10 | Seite 1

Content
1. Project Management
2. Gantt Charts
3. System Design
4. Functional Specifications Document (FSD)
5. Mind Maps
6. FreeMind
7. Example: Segway
8. Conclusion

Mechatronic System Design with Mind Maps


14.11.10 | Seite 2

Project Management
Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, securing and managing resources to bring
about the successful completion of specific engineering project goals and objectives.
German norm:
DIN 69901
Project Management

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_management

Mechatronic System Design with Mind Maps


14.11.10 | Seite 3

Gantt Charts
An important project
management tool is
the use of
Gantt
charts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gantt_chart

Mechatronic System Design with Mind Maps


14.11.10 | Seite 4

V-Model
In systems engineering the V-model
is used to define a
uniform procedure
for product or project development.
In the VDI guideline 2206 it was
adapted to the
design of mechatronic systems

Requirements are usually described


in a functional specification.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-Model

Mechatronic System Design with Mind Maps


14.11.10 | Seite 5

Functional Specifications Document (FSD)


Table of Contents
A functional specification
1. Introduction
(also, functional spec,
1.1 Purpose
1.2 Definitions, acronyms, and abbre- specs, functional specificaviations
tions document (FSD), or
1.3 References
Program specification) in
2. Overall description
systems engineering and
2.1 Product perspective
software development is
2.2 Product components
the documentation that
2.3 Product constraints
2.4 Proposed future requirements
describes the requested
3. Specific requirements
behavior of an engineering
3.1 Specific requirement #1
system.
3.2 Specific requirement #2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Functional_specification
Appendixes
http://www.stcsig.org/mgt/docs/uncspectempl.pdf
Index

Te
m
pl
at
e

Mechatronic System Design with Mind Maps


14.11.10 | Seite 6

Mind Maps
The term mind
mapping is related to British
psychologist
Tony Buzan. In
Buzan's context,
mind map is a
tree with many
colours, pictures
and personal
expression.
http://www.ismckenzie.com/images/MindMapGuidlines.JPG

Mechatronic System Design with Mind Maps


14.11.10 | Seite 7

FreeMind

http://freemind.sourceforge.net/

Mechatronic System Design with Mind Maps


14.11.10 | Seite 9

Example: Segway
The Segway PT is a
two-wheeled, selfbalancing electric
vehicle invented by
Dean Kamen. It is
produced by Segway
Inc. of New Hampshire, USA. The
name Segway is a
homophone of
segue (a smooth
transition, literally
Italian for follows)
while PT denotes
personal transporter.
http://media.bestofmicro.com/3/2/156926/original/segway_i2_technik2.jpg

Mechatronic System Design with Mind Maps


14.11.10 | Seite 10

Example: Segway
http://www.hs-merseburg.de/~lohoefen/Brno05/Segway_system_model.mm

Mechatronic System Design with Mind Maps


14.11.10 | Seite 11

Conclusion
(TBD)

Mechatronic System Design with Mind Maps


14.11.10 | Seite 12

(ditto)