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.