INDEATE 3.0: AN ONTOLOGY BASED, GENERIC DESIGN PROCESS GUIDANCE WEB-TOOL
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Acharya, Shakuntala; Chatty, Tejaswini; Ranjan, B. S. C.; Ghadge, Kiran; Bharath, Pabba Annu; Chakrabarti, Amaresh
Section: DESIGN SUPPORT TOOLS
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0456
InDeaTe web-tool addresses the issues of poor incorporation of design methods and tools in design. Initially conceived with a focus on sustainability, it is supported by a comprehensive database of design methods and tools, that are mapped using an ontology developed with ACLODS framework as the basis. This paper discusses the expansion of the ontology and inclusion of multiple design methodologies within the InDeaTe 3.0 web-tool, highlights the salient features of the tool and further discusses its relevance also as a research support, to widen its applicability across domains and criteria.
Keywords: design methodology, ontology, design support system