Authors: Gangjun Yang; Xueliang Zhang
Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, No. 66 Waliu Road, Wanbailin District, Taiyuan, Shanxi, 030024, China ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, No. 66 Waliu Road, Wanbailin District, Taiyuan, Shanxi, 030024, China
Abstract: Industrial design is one of most creative human activities and it is a process to solve problems of uncertainty. Agile methods of adaptive ideas and human-centred thinking provide references for the solving of industrial design problems. This paper borrowed agile theories from other relevant fields and evolved the principles of agile industrial design-based agility. The first principle is people-oriented design and building a self-organising team. The second is adaptive design and steadily give valuable designs. The third is adopting light-weight design methods or techniques. The final principle includes some practices. Based on the above, computer-aided industrial design system was constructed for building the platform for computer-aided design and design information management. This platform helped to explore design ideas to the utmost. The core modules of the system consisted of three parts - implicit knowledge track of creative thinking, clients involving in design, computer-aided colour design, and design practices templates.
Keywords: industrial design; computer-aided design; CAD; system construction; agility; people-oriented design; self-organising teams; adaptive design; lightweight design; information management; creative thinking; colour design; agile design.
International Journal of Computing Science and Mathematics, 2015 Vol.6 No.5, pp.492 - 500
Received: 22 May 2015
Accepted: 25 Jun 2015
Published online: 10 Nov 2015 *