EMBODIMENT DESIGN THROUGH THE INTEGRATION OF OTSM-TRIZ SITUATION ANALYSIS WITH TOPOLOGICAL HYBRIDIZATION OF PARTIAL SOLUTIONS
DS 68-1: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 11), Impacting Society through Engineering Design, Vol. 1: Design Processes, Lyngby/Copenhagen, Denmark, 15.-19.08.2011
Editor: Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; McAloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Clarkson, P.J.
Author: Rotini, Federico; Cascini, Gaetano; Cardillo, Alessandro; Frillici, Francesco Saverio
Section: Design Processes
Many design approaches have been developed to support the tasks involved in the Conceptual and Embodiment design phases, but their nature has led to very different paradigms. The translation of the system concept into its structure still represents a critical task, since the models adopted for conceptual design are not directly compatible with those involved in the embodiment stage. Enhancing the interoperability of these models is therefore a key issue to improve the efficiency of the Product Cycle. According to this objective, the authors present an investigation aimed at testing the integration between OTSM-TRIZ approach to concept development and DAeMON, an original technique for multi-objective optimizations developed by the authors. The functionality of the proposed model has been tested through its application to a case study concerning the redesign of a dot printer component. The results demonstrate the potential of the integrated paradigm in guiding the designer from the identification of the right problem to solve, to the embodiment of the solution. Such experience has led to the proposition of a set of rules for developing a new framework for innovative embodiment tasks.