Identify, Design, Optimize, Validate (IDOV)

Definition of Identify, Design, Optimize, Validate (IDOV):

This is a methodology used in Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) for design and product optimization. Some recipes used in each stage are:

  • Identify: VOC, CTQ, Technical requirements and quality targets
  • Design: Evaluate system concepts, CTQs,develop transfer functions, relate CTQs to design
  • Optimize: Robust design, DFM, Predict Reliability, Optimize Six Sigma, predict quality level
  • Validate: Test and validate prototypes, assess performance and reliability, iterate design if necessary.
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