DS 89: Proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2018), University of Bath, Bath, UK

Year: 2018
Editor: Elies Dekoninck, Andrew Wodehouse, Chris Snider, Georgi Georgiev, Gaetano Cascini
Author: Haibing Li, Paul Christoph Gembarski, Roland Lachmayer
Series: ICDC
Page(s): 387-394
ISBN: 9781912254071


Co-creation offers significant potential to improve innovation capabilities of both designers and customers. However, despite of the significant advantages, there is surprisingly little research providing detailed application knowledge and well documented examples that can be transferred to use cases relevant in industry. Therefore a template-based design approach that supports designers to explore a large design solution space is presented in this paper. After discussing the theoretical background for knowledge-based design, design templates, design solution spaces and their restrictions and the implementation of templatebased design is discussed in detail. By the integration of design restrictions, a reusable knowledge-based design template library was established, which supports a user-friendly application of design co-creation. Thus the users or customers are involving in design to search for a large number of topological variants between the problem space and solution space. At last, this approach is exemplarily applied to the assembly of a beam structure.

Keywords: template-based design, design co-creation, design template, design configuration, knowledge-based design.


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