Representing the Object, Process and Designer in Designing
The goal of the presented work is to establish foundation for design systems combining both human intelligence and computing power of computers for real engineering design. The lack of involving designers in current design models impairs the design flexibility of computer-based design systems. This paper investigates design process with a developmental and dynamic view and develops a designer dominating designing (DDD) framework involving the object, process and designer. The design framework consists of six stages, three types of transfer functions, measurement functions, and evaluation functions, and it is represented as a dynamic system. A bio-inspired design framework (six-stages) is used to present the design process into six phase states and three mechanisms. An integrated product engineering model (iPeM) is used to generalize various design activities into transfer functions and measurement functions. Examples are presented to validate the method.
Y. M. Hou and L. H. Ji, "Representing the Object, Process and Designer in Designing", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 229-231, pp. 1781-1784, 2012