Engineering idea generation framework for the digital era
DS 118: Proceedings of NordDesign 2022, Copenhagen, Denmark, 16th - 18th August 2022
Editor: Mortensen, N.H.; Hansen, C.T. and Deininger, M.
Author: Vepsäläinen, Jari
Institution: Aalto University
Section: Innovative Process Development
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.35199/NORDDESIGN2022.2
Engineering design processes provide structure for problem-solving but do not aim for novelty but rather explore than expand the known design space. An idea generation framework is proposed which integrates ideation mechanisms and computer aided innovation tools. The proposed approach uses a semantic graph to frame the problem, aids idea generation with stimuli, assists selection of ideas with conjoint analysis and evaluates solutions based on a function of problem requirements.
Keywords: Idea generation, engineering design, design methods