Ansatz zur Formalisierung der Design-DNA am Beispiel der Fahrzeugaußengestalt

DFX 2016: Proceedings of the 27th Symposium Design for X, 5-6 October 2016, Jesteburg, Germany

Year: 2016
Editor: Dieter Krause, Kristin Paetzold, Sandro Wartzack
Author: Krasteva, Petia; Inkermann, David; Vietor, Thomas
Series: DfX
Institution: Technische Universität Braunschweig
Section: Design for X
Page(s): 269-282
ISBN: 978-3-946094-09-8


Fundamental changes of functional requirements for vehicles affect different aspects of the development including the exterior design. Therefore, the recognition of main design characteristics becomes a major challenge during the design process and requires an early coordination of design and technology. Based on this challenge, this contribution is aiming at supporting the multidisciplinary collaboration in order to detect and handle potential conflicts between form and function. We introduce an approach to formalise the design DNA by identifying characteristic from elements and their relationships. The result is a methodology to formulate the design DNA of vehicles based on the model of nature. Part of the methodology is a tool for the quantitative description of the form aesthetics and the systematic development of the characteristic design language of vehicle generations.

Keywords: engineering design, design aesthetics, design-DNA

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