Mass customization is pointed as a means of improving a company’s competitiveness, which is an essential trait in Europe’s economic situation of today. This paper reports a mockup implementation of the mass customization paradigm to ceramic tableware design, through the use of shape grammars, parametric modelling and rapid prototyping. Focus is emphasized on the initial development of a parametric shape grammar as a design system, operating on curved surfaces and solids. Mapping operations are suggested for dealing with the formal complexity of these shapes. This initial academic experiment poses as a first step into the development of a mass customization system that is expected to meet industry standards.
|Title of host publication||Computation and Performance – Proceedings of the 31st eCAADe Conference|
|Editors||Rudi Stouffs, Sevil Sariyildiz|
|Place of Publication||Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2013|
Castro e Costa, E., & Duarte, J. P. (2013). Tableware Shape Grammar. In R. Stouffs, & S. Sariyildiz (Eds.), Computation and Performance – Proceedings of the 31st eCAADe Conference (Vol. 2, pp. 635-644). http://cumincad.scix.net/cgi-bin/works/Show?_id=ecaade2013_126