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IMPROVING PRODUCT DESIGN VIA A SHAPE GRAMMAR TOOL

IMPROVING PRODUCT DESIGN VIA A SHAPE GRAMMAR TOOL

Year: 2004

Section: DESIGN RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

Editor: Marjanovic D.

Author: Prats M., Garner S., Jowers I., Earl C.

Section: DESIGN RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

Pages: 477 - 482

Abstract

Modern computer methods of design provide a powerful tool for communicating design concepts in a quantitative manner, but lack the flexibility to allow designers freedom to thoroughly explore a design space. On the other hand, traditional methods such as sketching allow designers freedom to quickly explore ideas but provide no quantitative information about a concept. We present a shape grammar tool that has the potential to bridge the gap between traditional sketching techniques allowing designers the freedom to explore a design space, whilst providing quantitative information about the designs produced. Examples from car design are described to illustrate the application of the shape grammar tool.

Keywords: generation, collaboration, shape

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