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Toy design as a tool

Eriksson, Yvonne; Jerregård, Helena // 2010
The aim of this paper is to report the results of the undergraduate project course Toy Design for Creative Play (Mälardalen University, Sweden) based on human-centred design. It can be described as a ...

“Mind the Oddness Trap!” - Theory and Practice in Design Thinking

Noweski, Christine; Meinel, Christoph // 2010
In design thinking, theory and practice are closely interconnected. The theory serves as a blueprint, guiding companies in general and design teams in particular through the design process. Given ...

A Design Methodology to Overcome Local Effects in Joining Sandwich Materials

Krishnamoorthy, Sivakumara Kannappan; Feldhusen, Jörg // 2009
This paper proposes a design methodology which emphasizes the usage of CAE tools to overcome local effects in joining sandwich materials at an early stage of the product development. Several case ...

A Dialectical Approach to Solve Inventive Problems Using Genetic Algorithms and TRIZ: Searching for a Computer Aided Innovation Shell

Duran-Novoa, Roberto Alejandro; Leon-Rovira, Noel; Uresti, Eduardo // 2009
Inventive problems need creativity to be solved, which is usually believed to be beyond comprehension and, thus, methodology. TRIZ and Genetic Algorithms (GAs) have shown that this is at least ...

A Formalization of CK Design Theory Based on Intuitionist Logic

Kazakçi, O.Akin // 2009
The paper introduces a formalization of Concept-Knowledge (CK) theory of design reasoning based on Intuitionist Logic and Kripke type semantics. The concept space is de ned as a tree of formulae ...

A Problem Decomposition Method for Conceptual Design

Sarkar,Somwrita; Dong,Andy ; Gero,S.John // 2009
In this paper, based on ndings from situated cognition, we argue that human reasoning is characterized by an ability to dynamically re-organize knowledge available in an experience, and re-construct ...

A Theory of the Constituent Elements of Functions

Fantoni, Gualtiero; Apreda, Riccardo; Bonaccorsi, Andrea // 2009
The aim of the paper is to present a new proposal for functional analysis. The approach here presented is the first step towards a novel methodology called FAB (functional analysis breakdown) where ...

About the Use of TRIZ for Product-Service Development

Rovida, Edoardo; Bertoni, Marco; Carulli, Marina // 2009
The aim of this paper is to understand how the Theory of Inventor's Problem Solving (TRIZ) may be applied in the development of product-service combinations. The authors have analyzed TRIZ ...

Achieving Pareto Optimality in a Decentralized Design Environment

Honda, Tomonori; Ciucci, Francesco; Yang, Maria C. // 2009
As engineering systems grow in complexity, the teams that design them require increasingly disparate expertise and must operate in a more distributed fashion. At the same time, subsystem design teams ...

An Agent Based Approach to Modeling Design Teams

Crowder, Richard Michael; Hughes, Helen; Sim, Yee Wai; Robinson, Mark // 2009
It is well recognized that an effective design process is contingent on the joint optimization of both the social and technical aspects of such an activity. Thus interactions between individual ...

An Approach to Compare Product Development Methods

Vajna, Sandor; Kittel, Konstantin // 2009
The manifold activities of product development are the substantial activities within a company, as these, due to their innovation character, are the foundations of the company's success. Many ...

An Intelligent Design Environment - Overcoming Fundamental Barriers to Realizing a Step Change in Design Performance and Innovation?

Hicks, Ben; McAlpine, Hamish; Blanco, Eric; Storga, Mario; Torlind, Peter; Montagna, Francesca; Cantamessa, Marco // 2009
In the modern design environment, demands on performance, innovation and productivity are always increasing as global competition rises and business models, such as the product-service paradigm, ...

Analysis of existing products as a tool for engineering design education

Calderon, Marco Lino // 2009
To study engineering can be difficult sometimes, especially when transforming theoretical knowledge into practice. To address this issue, the fundamentals of a reverse engineering and product ...

Analysis, Synthesis and Problem Solving in Design Engineering

Eder, Wolfgang Ernst // 2009
Design engineering aims to provide transformation processes (TrfP) and technical systems (TS), preferably as complete transformation systems (TrfS), to solve a specific task. A theory-based ...

Assessing Design Methods for Functional Representation and Concept Generation: Strategies and Preliminary Results

Tate, Derrick; Agarwal, Aditya; Zhang, Linjing // 2009
To support collaborative conceptual design, methods for functional representation and concept generation are essential. Many methods have been proposed following various design theories, but little ...

Assessment of theses - a comparison of current approaches practiced in engineering education

Watty, Robert; Kreimeyer, Matthias // 2009
To evaluate a student’s work best possible, the assessment of theses written as part of the curriculum has to meet certain standards from both an academic and an industrial perspective to fully ...

Can we Engineer Better Process Models?

Kannengiesser, Udo // 2009
This paper proposes an engineering design view of process modelling that helps address the high complexity and low flexibility of many process models. In this view, processes are understood as ...

Capacity for sustainability: the changing contexts of design education

O'Rafferty, Simon; Curtis, Hannah; O'Connor, Frank // 2009
The role of design education is evolving due to structural changes in industry and society. These changes include the strategic positioning of design in business, new demographics of ageing, ...

Complexity of Industrial Practice and Design Research Contributions – We Need Consolidation

Andreasen, M. M. // 2009
An important virtue of the DFX Symposia is the possibility to present ideas, plans and early concepts and to get feedback on these. This presentation, even if it is taking its point of departure in ...

Concepts in Engineering Design — An Introductory Course in Design Offered in Undergraduate Engineering Curriculum

Krishnan,Kalyana R; Susy,Varughese; Prathap,Haridoss // 2009
“Concepts in Engineering Design” is a core course offered to all the rst year undergraduate students in engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. The primary objective of the course ...

Creating Brand-Innovation Synergy: Towards a Practical Method of Using Brands in the New Product Development Process

Keus, Martyn; Smulders, Frido; Roscam Abbing, Erik; Buijs, Jan // 2009
Brands are more than logos that are "stuck on" products after they have been developed. Before new product concepts are envisioned, brands exist - both in the minds of consumers, and in the ...

Creativity Theories and Scientific Discovery: A Study of C-K Theory and Infused Design

Shai, Offer; Reich, Yoram; Hatchuel, Armand; Subrahmanian, Eswaran // 2009
Creativity is central to human activity and is a powerful force in personal and organizational success. Approaches to supporting creativity are diverse and numerous. The only way to understand the ...

Deficiencies in Management of the Concept Development Process: Theory and Practice

Kihlander, Ingrid; Ritzén, Sofia // 2009
Concept development is a key success factor in product development and in theory concept development means that a number of concept solutions are generated and evaluated in an objective way using a ...

Design as knowledge creation

Allert, Heidrun; Richter, Christoph // 2009
Design as knowledge creation conceptualizes design as a process of open-ended inquiry aimed to create innovative products and foster deeper understanding of the design space. The model encourages ...

Boolean Searches

The following examples demonstrate some search strings that use boolean operators:

  • design community
    Find rows that contain at least one of the two words.
  • +design +community
    Find rows that contain both words.
  • +design community
    Find rows that contain the word “design”, but rank rows higher if they also contain “community”.
  • +design -community
    Find rows that contain the word “design” but not “community”.
  • +design ~community
    Find rows that contain the word “design”, but if the row also contains the word “community”, rate it lower than if row does not.
  • +design +(>community <decisions)
    Find rows that contain the words “design” and “community”, or “design” and “decisions” (in any order), but rank “design community” higher than “design decisions”
  • design*
    Find rows that contain words such as “design”, “designs”, “designing”, or “designer”.
  • "some words"
    Find rows that contain the exact phrase “some words” (for example, rows that contain “some words of wisdom” but not “some noise words”). Note that the " characters that enclose the phrase are operator characters that delimit the phrase. They are not the quotation marks that enclose the search string itself.

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