Join Now!

Join our welcoming International Design Community.

Read about the many benefits of becoming and remaining a member.

Full, Associate, Departmental and Institutional Membership available.

Complete this application form to join now.

ICED 11
Papers

A METHODOLOGY FOR DISCOVERING STRUCTURE IN DESIGN DATABASES

A METHODOLOGY FOR DISCOVERING STRUCTURE IN DESIGN DATABASES

Year: 2011

Section: Design Information and Knowledge Management

Editor: Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; McAloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Chen, W.

Author: Fu, Katherine; Cagan, Jonathan; Kotovsky, Kenneth

Section: Design Information and Knowledge Management

Pages: 360-369

Abstract

Design by analogy, in which designers draw inspiration from cross-domain design solutions, is a promising methodology for product development. This work attempts to leverage the existing design solutions within a repository, combined with an exploration of inherent structural forms that can be discovered based on the content and similarity of that data, in order to gain useful insights into the nature of the design space. In this work, the approach will be applied to uncover structure in the U.S. patent database. Methodology for generating and analyzing these structures is presented here, in addition to insights from some initial results. These insights could generate fodder for stimulating design inspiration and innovation for engineering designers.

Keywords: PATENT; LATENT SEMANTIC ANALYSIS; COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN TOOL; ANALOGY

Download
ds conferenceICED11: 18th International Conference on Engineering Design

ICED11: 18th International Conference on Engineering DesignThe Design Society and The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) cordially invite you to participate in the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED11! The conference will be held in the beautiful city of Copenhagen, where we are preparing an exciting programme, cultural experience and fun social backdrop for the conference and connected workshops. The conference headline is: Impacting Society Through Engineering Design Design has a central role in bringing engineering and technology...

Read More

Join Now!

Join our welcoming International Design Community.

Read about the many benefits of becoming and remaining a member.

Full, Associate, Departmental and Institutional Membership available.

Complete this application form to join now.

Download
Keywords
Design 2010