H. Tamaki

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This paper presents results of an ongoing interdisciplinary study to develop a computational theory of creativity for engineering design. Human design activities are surveyed, and popular computer-aided design methodologies are examined. It is argued that semiotics has the potential to merge and unite various design approaches into one fundamental theory(More)
This paper discusses the systematic use of product feedback information to support life-cycle design approaches and provides guidelines for developing a design at both the product and the system levels. Design activities are surveyed in the light of the product life cycle, and the design information flow is interpreted from a semiotic perspective. The(More)
Although it has contributed to remarkable improvements in some specific areas, attempts to develop a universal design theory are generally characterized by failure. This paper sketches arguments for a new approach to engineering design based on Semiotics – the science about signs. The approach is to combine different design theories over all the product(More)
The ever higher complexity of manufacturing systems, continually shortening life cycles of products and their increasing variety, as well as the unstable market situation of the recent years require introducing grater flexibility and responsiveness to manufacturing processes. From this perspective, one of the critical manufacturing tasks, which(More)
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