Year: 2008
Editor: Marjanovic D., Storga M., Pavkovic N., Bojcetic N.
Author: Panetta F., Vigano R.
Section: Design tactics and methods
Page(s): 475 - 482


Studies in design methods provide various procedural approaches to the design process. These methods are devoted to create a process able to aid the designer for finding suitable solutions of an engineering problem. One issue with design methods is often that such approaches prescribe what a designer should do but not how. In fact, the hazy aspects of these methods are especially how complete the route from the function to the solution and how the systematic methodologies cannot stifle the designer’s creativity. This work is devoted to explore a systematic methodology and its use in an application case. Moreover, an example in the home automation field will be presented in order to better explain the application of the methodology proposed.

Keywords: design methods, methodical design, systematic design


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