COGNITIVE PRODUCTS: DEFINITION AND FRAMEWORK
Cognitive products offer great potential to satisfy new user needs and desires through cognitive capabilities. This paper provides a review of related product types, e.g. mechatronic and "smart" products, and presents a definition of cognitive products derived from reviewing cognitive technical systems. Based on this definition, a framework for cognitive functions is developed and evaluated using a set of example cognitive products developed in student, project-based seminars. This framework enables the categorization of cognitive products through their functions and gives insight into future research directions including developing design catalogs for developing cognitive products.