Shape Design of Products Based on a Decision Support System

Yung chin Hsiao, Junzo Watada

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    Abstract

    From a historical perspective, two fundamental issues are observed for industrial designers: (1) what is the shape design process within the context of a modern product design process, and (2) how shape design theories, methods, tools and computer aided software can be effectively utilized for creating product shapes. A framework is proposed to resolve the issues by describing the relationships of the product design problems, product design processes, shape design processes, shape design methods and tools with consideration of the functional, ergonomic, emotional and manufacturing requirements. The framework implemented here is a new type of decision support system (DSS) - an object-oriented decision support system to assist the designers in designing product shapes. A scooter case illustrates the usage of the framework and the implementation of DSS. According to the planned design process and design method, a shape grammar is used as knowledge representation and knowledge reasoning method for creating scooter shapes. The functional and ergonomic requirements can be explicitly expressed in the shape grammar. The designer can interactively apply the shape grammar with consideration of emotional and manufacturing requirements. Accordingly, the industrial designers can use a DSS to plan their own shape design processes and utilize the shape design tools, methods, knowledge for their own design problems without practicing the complicated and interdisciplinary knowledge of the shape design for many years.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntelligent Systems Reference Library
    Pages55-84
    Number of pages30
    Volume4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Publication series

    NameIntelligent Systems Reference Library
    Volume4
    ISSN (Print)18684394
    ISSN (Electronic)18684408

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    Decision support systems
    product design
    grammar
    ergonomics
    Product design
    manufacturing
    Ergonomics
    Design process
    Knowledge representation
    Grammar

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)
    • Information Systems and Management
    • Library and Information Sciences

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    Hsiao, Y. C., & Watada, J. (2010). Shape Design of Products Based on a Decision Support System. In Intelligent Systems Reference Library (Vol. 4, pp. 55-84). (Intelligent Systems Reference Library; Vol. 4). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13639-9_3

    Shape Design of Products Based on a Decision Support System. / Hsiao, Yung chin; Watada, Junzo.

    Intelligent Systems Reference Library. Vol. 4 2010. p. 55-84 (Intelligent Systems Reference Library; Vol. 4).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Hsiao, YC & Watada, J 2010, Shape Design of Products Based on a Decision Support System. in Intelligent Systems Reference Library. vol. 4, Intelligent Systems Reference Library, vol. 4, pp. 55-84. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13639-9_3
    Hsiao YC, Watada J. Shape Design of Products Based on a Decision Support System. In Intelligent Systems Reference Library. Vol. 4. 2010. p. 55-84. (Intelligent Systems Reference Library). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13639-9_3
    Hsiao, Yung chin ; Watada, Junzo. / Shape Design of Products Based on a Decision Support System. Intelligent Systems Reference Library. Vol. 4 2010. pp. 55-84 (Intelligent Systems Reference Library).
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