Design Dependencies Visualisation Tool - initial alpha release

  • Jeremy Bonvoisin (Creator)
  • Tom Buchert (Creator)

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Description

Heuristics play a great role in design creativity and learning. There is generally no systematic method designers can be provided with in order to derive optimal design solutions. In other words, it is neither possible to list all solutions to a given problem nor to prove the absolute superiority of a given solution. However, guidance can be provided to designers in the form of heuristics, i.e. set of solutions validated by practice, which have proven to lead towards satisfactory solutions, but which are not guaranteed to be optimal or perfect. Heuristics express a supposed causal relation between two design parameters. For example, in the context of automobile development, “overall weight” has a direct relation with “energy consumption in use.”

This tool allows displaying the network built by all causal relations between design parameters. It provides an environment to explore and navigate in this network in order to support creativity in design.
Date made available5 Mar 2018
PublisherUniversity of Bath
  • Formal system for the expression of target-oriented design heuristics

    Bonvoisin, J., Buchert, T. & Stark, R., 2018, 15th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2018. Bojcetic, N., Pavkovic, N., Marjanovic, D., Storga, M. & Skec, S. (eds.). Design Society, Vol. 1. p. 45 - 56 12 p.

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  • Design for energy efficiency: proposition of a guidelines-based tool.

    Bonvoisin, J., Mathieux, F., Domingo, L. & Brissaud, D., 2010, International Design Conference-DESIGN 2010. Design Society, p. 629-638 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access

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