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A New Approach to Conceptual Design Synthesis of Sensors

A New Approach to Conceptual Design Synthesis of Sensors

Year: 2015

Section: Creativity Supporting Tools

Editor: Amaresh Chakrabarti, Toshiharu Taura and Yukari Nagai

Author: B. Sarkar1, A. Chakrabarti1 and G. K. Ananthasuresh2

Institution: 1Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and 2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Section: Creativity Supporting Tools

Pages: 192-199

ISBN: 978-1-904670-60-5

Abstract

Time to market, demand for variety and cost of exploration of the solution space, drive designers to use computer aided synthesis tools. Such tools, generally, generate a large number of solutions but rarely help evaluate and select the promising ones. Designers have to wait for embodiment of these designs before they can quantitatively evaluate a solution. What is required, is an initial rough estimate of the worth of a design before committing to its embodiment, so that the designer can decide if the solution is worthy of further exploration. The paper introduces a new approach to conceptual design synthesis using conceptual structures and signal-flow graph algebra. It is based on a special form of the SAPPhIRE model of causality called SAPPhIRE-lite. It uses conceptual structures for early embodiment and comes up with quantitative system equations. It generates solution principles with all associated feedbacks. This paper focuses on the synthesis aspects of the research.

Keywords: conceptual design synthesis, flow graph, sapphire, causality

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ds conferenceICDC2014 - 3rd International Conference on Design Creativity 12-14th January 2015

3rd International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC2014) http://www.cpdm.iisc.ernet.in/icdc2014/#/overview.php Scope Design Creativity is an important and interesting topic of study in design. Since it involves the profound and essential nature of design, design creativity is expected to be a key in not only addressing the social problems that we are facing, but also producing an innate appreciation for beauty and happiness in our minds. In order to elucidate the nature of design creativity,...

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Special Interest Group (SIG)Design Creativity

The objective of SIG - Design Creativity is to study creativity in design. We have not sufficiently clarified creativity, especially in the context of design, although it is a very interesting characteristic in the thinking process of humans. This research discusses creativity in design instead of trying to identify its standard characteristics. That is, it tries to answer the question “What is design?” from the viewpoint of creativity, for two perspectives. First, this SIG discusses the characteristics...

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