Using the Contact and Channel Model for the methodical development of lightweight Solutions

DS 71: Proceedings of NordDesign 2012, the 9th NordDesign conference, Aarlborg University, Denmark. 22-24.08.2012

Year: 2012
Editor: Assoc. Prof. Poul Kyvsgaard Hansen, Professor John Rasmussen, Assoc. Prof. Kaj A. Jřrgensen, Assoc. Prof. Christian Tollestrup
Author: Posner, Benedikt; Binz, Hansgeorg; Roth, Daniel
Series: NordDESIGN
Institution: 1: Aalborg University, Denmark; 2: Design Society, United Kingdom
ISBN: 978-87-91831-51-5


In literature there are several lightweight approaches, such as conditional, conceptual or material lightweight design. But the challenge for the designers is to use the suitable lightweight approach and to develop a lightweight solution for their product. In this paper, an approach for a method which supports the designer in a systematic finding of lightweight solutions will be presented. In order to realise a method for developing lightweight solutions, the Contact & Channel - Model will be adapted.

Keywords: Design method, Design for X, Design for Mass, Lightweight Design, Contact & Channel-Model


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