Design ideation framework to support reframing and reformulation

Sumit Sunil Narsale, Ying Chen, Maryam Khorshidi, Jami J. Shah

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Abstract

The long term aim of this research is to develop a framework for holistic ideation which will integrate both intuitive and experiential methods. Towards that goal, we have developed a computer tool that consists of a variety of disparate knowledge-bases, databases and design repositories that the designer can choose from as his ideation state evolves. Such a strategy is in contrast with the approach of using a single ideation method/tool. Conceptual design requires both problem formulation/re-formulation and alternative generation. This paper discusses an organizational framework to support reformulation and ideation in a multi-tool environment. The proposed framework consists of cascading hierarchical morphological charts that are dynamic. We also discuss how this framework can be used in supporting provocative stimuli, analogical reasoning and make random or deliberate connections between sub-solutions. Web implementation of the tool will make it available to the design community for education and experimentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication33rd Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Print)9780791855850
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
EventASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2013Aug 7 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume2 A

Other

OtherASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period8/4/138/7/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Narsale, S. S., Chen, Y., Khorshidi, M., & Shah, J. J. (2013). Design ideation framework to support reframing and reformulation. In 33rd Computers and Information in Engineering Conference [V02AT02A042] (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 2 A). American Society of Mechanical Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2013-12391