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DESIGN BY FUNCTION: A METHODOLOGY TO SUPPORT DESIGNER CREATIVITY

DESIGN BY FUNCTION: A METHODOLOGY TO SUPPORT DESIGNER CREATIVITY

Year: 2004

Section: DESIGN RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

Editor: Marjanovic D.

Author: Giampà F., Muzzupappa M., Rizzuti S.

Section: DESIGN RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

Pages: 225 - 232

Abstract

The methodology, described in this paper, aims at offering the necessary potential to support the conceptual design phase, providing the typical guidelines of the functional approach, and leading the designer to think in terms of functions and not in terms of components, in order to allow him/her to work on a wider level of abstraction where his/her creativity is more prolific. For this purpose, a classification of mechanical and electro-mechanical parts has been carried out on the basis of the performed function in an assembly.

Keywords: functional approach, conceptual design, creative design

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