Story of Chairs — Design Innovation Thoughts Derived by Function Extension Method


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Taking chairs for example, this article elaborates the difference and relationship between habitual thoughts and extended thoughts. The former is only thinking about “sitting”, while the later is emphasized on getting transcendent based on revealing main functions of chairs. It also exploits their other existing forms besides “sitting”. The final purpose is researching on the integration of main and additional functions of chairs effectively , so as to realize the differentiation and diversification of design innovation based on the homogenization of main functions.



Edited by:

Xiaodong Zhang, Zhijiu Ai, Prasad Yarlagadda and Yun-Hae Kim




X. M. Hu "Story of Chairs — Design Innovation Thoughts Derived by Function Extension Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 338, pp. 13-17, 2011

Online since:

September 2011





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