An Approach to Study Associations between Design Concepts and Design Outcomes
This paper proposes an approach to investigate associations between design concepts and design outcomes. In the proposed approach, three deliverables (concept sketches, proof-of-concept (POC) prototypes, and final products) are evaluated using metrics called creative product semantic scale (CPSS). CPSS scores are analyzed using two methods: correlation analysis and classification tree analysis. Correlation analysis is used to investigate associations between the concept sketches or the POC prototypes and the final products. Classification tree analysis (together with leave-one-out cross-validation (LOOCV) and permutation test) is used to investigate relationships between CPSS scores and the retention of design concepts (i.e., concepts that are embodied in the final products). The proposed approach is illustrated using deliverables in a project-based design class.
S. Takai et al., "An Approach to Study Associations between Design Concepts and Design Outcomes," Journal of Mechanical Design, vol. 137, no. 4, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Apr 2015.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4028992
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Correlation methods; Semantics; Concept; Creative products; Creativity; Metrics; Performance; Product design; Creative product semantic scale
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