Title

Automatically Generating Form Concepts According to Consumer Preference: A Shape Grammar Implementation with Software Agents

Abstract

In new product development, quickly generating many concepts that a potential consumer prefers is a challenge. This paper presents the inaugural application of software agents implementing a shape grammar to generate product designs according to a utility function that represents consumer preference. The method is composed of three sub-processes: a shape grammar interpreter, an agent interpreter, and a utility investigator. These work together to explore the design space and can constrain product form designs according to a utility function that represents consumer design preference.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Consumer Preference; Product Designs; Shape Grammar; Utility Function

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2008 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.


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