Designing products with a focus on self-explanatory assembly, a case study
Editor: Wartzack, Sandro; Schleich, Benjamin; Gon
Author: Parmentier, Davy Dani
Institution: Ghent University
Section: Industry 4.0
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.1017/dsi.2019.214
Designing products with a focus on self-explanatory assembly can reduce the use of procedural instructions and the associated problems. This paper describes how different groups of students, in two different design-engineering courses designed or redesigned products in an attempt to make the assembly of the product self-explanatory. The design outcomes are discussed in relation to the design context and linked to existing theory on design for meaning.