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A functional basis for engineering design: Reconciling and evolving previous efforts
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We reconcile and integrate two independent research efforts into a significantly evolved functional basis. Expand
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A Validation Study of an Automated Concept Generator Design Tool
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The current version of the Concept Generator, an automated mathematically-based design tool, is studied in an effort to validate its general approach and establish research goals for further development. Expand
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Salt-induced pattern formation in evaporating droplets of lysozyme solutions.
Solute self-organization during evaporation of colloidal sessile droplets has attracted the attention of researchers over the past few decades due to a variety of technological applications.Expand
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EVOLVING A FUNCTIONAL BASIS FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN
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In this paper, we reconcile and integrate two independent research efforts into a significantly evolved functional basis. Expand
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Capturing Empirically Derived Design Knowledge for Creating Conceptual Design Configurations
In an ideal design process, designers envision a configuration of components prior to determining dimensions or sizes of these components. Given the breadth of suppliers and production methods thatExpand
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In Search of Effective Design Problems for Design Research
Much design theory research seeks to create, evaluate, improve or optimize design methods. Whether that research focuses on design thinking, tools, methods, or education, short design problems areExpand
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Impacting Designer Creativity Through IT-Enabled Concept Generation
One of the innovation's fundamental mechanisms, designer creativity, is both unsupported by rigorous information-technology-enabled tools and uncharacterized as a scientific phenomenon. In thisExpand
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QUANTITATIVE MEASURES FOR DESIGN BY ANALOGY
In this paper a quantitative measure for design-by-analogy is developed. This measure is based on the functional similarity of products. By using this product similarity measure, designers are ableExpand
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A Customer Needs Motivated Conceptual Design Methodology for Product Portfolios
Platform design strategy is currently a very important topic in modern product development; however, current methods do not fully address platform definition with respect to customer needs. CustomerExpand
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Including Functional Models of Biological Phenomena as Design Stimuli
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This work explores the representation of biological phenomena as stimuli to designers for biomimetic design. Expand
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