THE HISTORICAL HERITAGE: A TOOL IN THE ABSTRACTION PROCESS IN THE MODERN DESIGN
The abstraction process is very important in innovative design, since it could help the designer to invent new solutions, instead of following know procedures and solutions. In this paper, the authors will develop some proposals about using constructive solution historical evolution studies in overcoming this designer psychological inertia. A search among historical constructive solutions would lead the designer to the individuation of the historical evolution of the specific problem solutions. Studying this evolution, the designer could derive the general principle and then follow an abstraction process. Then, according to the TRIZ method, the designer could find a general solution, and finally a specific solution.