Title: Methodological enhancements for concept exploration in product design

Authors: Daniele Regazzoni; Davide Russo; Tiziano Montecchi

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Bergamo, viale Marconi 5, 24044 Dalmine, Italy. ' Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Bergamo, viale Marconi 5, 24044 Dalmine, Italy. ' Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Bergamo, viale Marconi 5, 24044 Dalmine, Italy

Abstract: The paper discloses a method for conceptual design oriented to generation of new product concepts based on in-depth knowledge and experience of systematic innovation methods and tools, but that does not require specific advanced skills to be performed. The method has been freely inspired by TRIZ Laws of Technical System Evolution (LTSE). It is structured as a sequence of practical guidelines and operative rules that guide designers through an unconventional paradigm leading to breakthrough ideas and new solutions. It has been checked through a set of test cases offered by local companies and performed by engineering students.

Keywords: design guidelines; product development; creativity; TRIZ; laws of technical system evolution; product design; conceptual design; concept exploration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2011.043660

International Journal of Product Development, 2011 Vol.15 No.1/2/3, pp.26 - 53

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 11 Nov 2011 *

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