Design preference elicitation: Exploration and learning

Yi Ren, Panos Papalambros

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Abstract

We study design preference elicitation, namely discovery of an individual's design preferences, through human-computer interactions. In each interaction, the computer presents a set of designs to the human subject who is then asked to pick preferred designs from the set. The computer learns from this feedback in a cumulative fashion and creates new sets of designs to query the subject. Under the hypothesis that human responses are deterministic, we investigate two interaction algorithms, namely, evolutionary and statistical learning-based, for converging the elicitation process to near-optimally preferred designs. We apply the process to visual preferences for three-dimensional automobile exterior shapes. Evolutionary methods can be useful for design exploration, but learning-based methods have a stronger theoretical foundation and are more successful in eliciting subject preferences efficiently.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICED 11 - 18th International Conference on Engineering Design - Impacting Society Through Engineering Design
Pages149-158
Number of pages10
EditionPART 2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 11 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: Aug 15 2011Aug 18 2011

Publication series

NameICED 11 - 18th International Conference on Engineering Design - Impacting Society Through Engineering Design
NumberPART 2
Volume10

Other

Other18th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 11
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period8/15/118/18/11

Keywords

  • Active learning
  • Design preference elicitation
  • Genetic algorithm
  • Statistical learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Ren, Y., & Papalambros, P. (2011). Design preference elicitation: Exploration and learning. In ICED 11 - 18th International Conference on Engineering Design - Impacting Society Through Engineering Design (PART 2 ed., pp. 149-158). (ICED 11 - 18th International Conference on Engineering Design - Impacting Society Through Engineering Design; Vol. 10, No. PART 2).