An innovative methodology of product design from nature
Wen, Huii-I, Zhang, Shu-jun, Hapeshi, Kevin and Wang, Xiao-feng. (2008) An innovative methodology of product design from nature. Journal of Bionic Engineering, Volume 5 (Number 1). pp. 75-84. ISSN 1672-6529Full text not available from this repository.
Nature is an information sourcebook of behaviour, function, colour and shape which can inspire visual design and invention. Studying the form and functional characteristics of a natural object can provide inspiration for product design and help to improve the marketability of manufactured products. The inspiration can be triggered either by direct observation or captured by three-dimensional (3D) digitising techniques to obtain superficial information (geometry and colour). An art designer often creates a concept in the form of a two-dimensional (2D) sketch while engineering methods lead to a point cloud in 3D. Each has its limitations in that the art designer commonly lacks the knowledge to build a final product from a 2D sketch and the engineering designer's 3D point clouds may not be very beautiful. We propose a method for Product Design from Nature (PDN), coupling aesthetic intent and geometrical characteristics, exploring the interactions between designers and nature's systems in PDN. We believe that this approach would considerably reduce the lead time and cost of product design from nature.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TS Manufactures
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Engineering|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Product design -- Methodology, Nature, Design -- Methodology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Bionic Engineering|
|Official Date:||March 2008|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 75-84|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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