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A recent development of innovation management in terms of product architecture has been the introduction of the product platform.Table 4 summarises the differences between traditional design and platform design.
|Table 4 Comparison of the traditional design approach with the modern platform approach|
|Traditional Approach||Platform Approach|
|Design of product architecture||Duplicated for each product version||Unique, the platform is designed once|
|Design of product component||Specific to each product version – if a component changes, the architecture should be redesigned||Components are attached to unique functionalities and have to respect tight interfacing specifications|
|Organisation of design||Team is responsible for the design of a product version||Team is responsible either for the design of ...|