Research of Parasite Design Model in Industrial Design
Through speculation of parasitic relationships among organisms, the paper proposes a parasite design model, which further enriches design methodology of industrial design. The paper clarifies design classification of “specific parasite design” and “compatible parasite design”, “parasite design of single host” and “parasite design of multiple hosts”, summarizes specific design methods of parasite design model, including substances sharing method, function borrowing method, energy drawing method, information sharing method and parasitic alternative method. The paper emphasizes that connection issue is the key of parasite design; good connection is the guarantee of functional implementation in parasitic products and effective communication of energy and information. Simultaneously, the paper explains that parasite design possesses the capabilities of meeting the requests of low-carbon design, reducing the use of materials, improving energy efficiency, expanding the functions of the original things, enhancing the information efficiency, expanding and saving available space etc.
Yi-Min Deng, Aibing Yu, Weihua Li and Di Zheng
P. Zi "Research of Parasite Design Model in Industrial Design", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 37-38, pp. 968-971, 2010