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Improved codification and transfer of engineering knowledge through human intermediaries

Ruck, Tobias; Albers, Albert; Reiß, Nicolas // 2017
In multi-domain product development and companies with a high division of expertise, there is a permanent need to transfer expert knowledge to mechanical designers. Especially in large distributed ...

Kansei modeling methodology for multisensory UX design

Yanagisawa, Hideyoshi; Miyazaki, Chihiro; Bouchard, Carole // 2017
Through a time-series of user experience(UX), multiple senses, such as vision, hearing, and touch, interact with a product. Cross-modal studies have shown that multiple senses interact each other and ...

Kognitive Modelle zur virtuellen Absicherung der mentalen Belastung bei Montagetätigkeiten  (Members only )

Elisabeth, Brandenburg; Nina, Döllinger; Andreas, Geiger; Rainer, Stark // 2017
To conduct ergonomic assessments of assembly stations, various methods and tools, especially digital human models, are available. These models are used to evaluate physiological criterias of handling ...

Modal shifts in concentration indicate creativity

Nguyen, Philon; Zeng, Yong // 2017
Modal shifts are said to indicate heightened creativity in the conceptual design process. These modal shifts are traditionally detected using concurrent verbal protocols. However, it is known that ...

Multisensory product development

Fels, Antonia; Falk, Björn; Schmitt, Robert // 2017
The sensory design of products plays an important role in the customer’s overall assessment of quality. While sensory design comprises of visual, acoustic and haptic aspects, the combination of these ...

Nonlinear quality function deployment: An experimental analysis

Bertoni, Marco; Bertoni, Alessandro // 2017
Quality Function Deployment (QFD) is a common model to frontload engineering design activities with, linking the characteristics of a product vs. the voice of the customer using linear relationships. ...

On the relationship between affordance and expected performance

De Benetti, Nicolo; Fantoni, Gualtiero; Chiarello, Filippo; Bonaccorsi, Andrea; Fadel, Georges; Mata, Ivan // 2017
The paper describes an attempt to understand if and how product affordances and guessed performance alter the user ability to assess real performances during actual interaction with the product. The ...

Prototypical product shapes as a tool for aesthetic product design

Maya, Jorge; Betancur-Rodríguez, Daniel // 2017
The use of prototypical product shapes allows to structure and support the intuitive aesthetic design process. Prototypicality, a cognitive variable, is the extent to which an object represents a ...

Studiendesign zur Untersuchung der synthesegetriebenen Analyse von Kon-strukteuren  (Members only )

Sven Matthiesen, Thomas Nelius, Benjamin Pflegler, Timo Gutmann // 2017
The analysis of technical systems is a central, but often underrated activity during the product development. Only a detailed understanding of design problems allows the design of a successful ...

Studying design abduction in the context of novelty

Kroll, Ehud; Koskela, Lauri // 2017
Design abduction has been studied over the last several decades in order to increase our understanding in design reasoning. Yet, there is still considerable confusion and ambiguity regarding this ...

Studying design fixation with a computer-based task

Neroni, Maria Adriana; Vasconcelos, Luis Arthur; Crilly, Nathan // 2017
The term ‘design fixation’ refers to a phenomenon where designers unknowingly limit the space within which they search for solutions. In an attempt to study this phenomenon experimentally, ...

Target based analysis - A model to analyse usability tests based on mobile eye tracking recordings

Mussgnug, Moritz; Sadowska, Aleksandra; Moryson, Ralf; Meboldt, Mirko // 2017
This paper addresses the usability evaluation of tangible products by video analysis. Compared to conventionally conducted videos from the third-person perspective, mobile eye trackers allow to ...

Telepathic product design for water conservation

Ramaswamy, Naren; MacDonald, Erin // 2017
Can a product that reads the user's mind behave more efficiently and eventually train the user to conserve? Here, as a first step to answering this big question, we present a design method for ...

The Analogy Retriever – an idea generation tool

Han, Ji; Shi, Feng; Chen, Liuqing; Childs, Peter R. N. // 2017
Idea generation plays a vital role in design, but coming up with ideas, especially creative ideas, is often challenging. Analogy is considered as a fundamental component of creativity and a ...

The idea mapping board: A tool for assessing design concepts and visualizing a team's use of the design space

Helm, Kevin; Henderson, Daniel; Jablokow, Kathryn; Daly, Shanna; Yilmaz, Seda; Silk, Eli ; Sevier, Daniel // 2017
This paper introduces the Idea Mapping Board, a visualization tool that supports the formation of shared mental models within design teams during concept generation and assessment. The Idea Mapping ...

The practical side of engineering design

Winkelman, Paul Martin // 2017
In the minds of many, including engineers themselves, engineers are considered to be “practical”. But what is “practical” and what values does it promote? Building on a simple search in engineering ...

Three driven approaches to combinational creativity

Han, Ji; Park, Dongmyung; Shi, Feng; Chen, Liuqing; Childs, Peter R. N. // 2017
Creativity is a crucial element of design, and a human attribute that has aroused significant attention. However, few studies have focused on the factors and motivations that drive creativity. The ...

Using crowdsourcing to provide analogies for designer ideation in a cognitive study

Goucher-Lambert, Kosa; Cagan, Jonathan // 2017
Analogical reasoning is a prominent method for human creative design. The design research community has invested significant effort into understanding the process of design by analogy, including the ...


Heimer, Astrid; Andreassen, Kristin; Haugen, Sigrid // 2017
This paper demonstrates the manner in which craft enhances discussion in design education and how ‘experienced knowledge’ from materialised form processes raises perspectives relating to interactions ...


Cramer-Petersen, C. L.; Ahmed-Kristensen, S. // 2016
Reasoning is argumentative and is at the core of design activity and thinking. Understanding the influence of reasoning on the value of ideas is key to support design practice. The paper aims to show ...

Creativity in Makerspaces: Applying Learning Theories and Socio-Cognitive Frameworks to Understand Designer’s Knowledge and Creativity

Megan, Tomko; Julie, Linsey // 2016
Designers in makerspaces, or informal active learning environments, engage in numerous experiences and seek out sources of information when it comes to creating a new design. During this process, the ...


Kornwachs, K. // 2016
„Quia parvus error in principio magnus est in fine, secundum philosophum ...“ (A small error at the outset can lead to great errors in the final conclusions as the Philosopher says ...). (Thomas de ...


Tapia Olmos, Eduardo Francisco // 2016
This study investigates the state of art in the contemporary scenario in the education of people with
intellectual disabilities through industrial design and product development in a ...


Boa, D. R.; Hicks, B. // 2016
A set of fundamental operations used to manipulate the information space during a design problem are described and discriminated. It has been demonstrated that Information Operations are ...

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  • +design ~community
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  • +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”
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  • "some words"
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