Partitioning Types in Product Modularisation

J. Pakkanen, T. Lehtonen, T. Juuti

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Alternative ways to divide the product into modules, partitioning types, have been identified. The research material consists of the modularisation exercise at the university. Students modularised LEGO wheel loaders for product configuration. We began to see certain basic principles for partitioning the product into modules. From these, we compiled a collection of partitioning types. Similarities between the identified partitioning types and the literature exists. Future research is concerned with whether identified partitioning types would also support modularisation in industrial projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the DESIGN 2020
Subtitle of host publication16th International Design Conference
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2020
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Design Conference -
Duration: 26 Oct 202029 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN (Electronic)2633-7762


ConferenceInternational Design Conference


  • modularisation
  • product structure
  • product architecture
  • product families
  • product platform

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1


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