Giving Meaning To Products Via A Conceptual Design Approach

DS 94: Proceedings of the Design Society: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)

Year: 2019
Editor: Wartzack, Sandro; Schleich, Benjamin; Gon
Author: Yald?z, Naz (1); Bailey, Mark (2)
Series: ICED
Institution: Anlam Tasar?m At
Section: Design methods and tools
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.1017/dsi.2019.157
ISSN: 2220-4342

Abstract

Although the conceptual design is a fundamental process through which design decisions are made, its focus is on finding the right solution. Is finding the right solution enough for a good design? Defining the problem or applying a solution-focused process may not be enough to create the differences that must be present in today?s variable conditions. This can be overcome through seeking meaning instead of seeking a solution. The purpose of this article is to develop an approach that focuses on seeking meaning for products by starting with a design-thinking approach to the conceptual design process in engineering design. Focusing on a search for meaning in engineering design will provide advantages, such as creating unique values and sustainable competition.

Keywords: Conceptual design, Innovation, Creativity

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