The Innovative Bike Conceptual Design by Using Modified Functional Element Design Method

  • Nien-Te Liu Department of Product Design, Shu-Te University, Taiwan
  • Chang-Tzuoh Wu Department of Industrial Design, Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
Keywords: conceptual design, functional element design method, generalization, specialization, particularization

Abstract

The purpose of the study is to propose a new design process by modifying functional element design approach which can commence a large amount of innovative concepts within a short period of time. Firstly, the original creative functional elements design method is analyzed and the drawbacks are discussed. Then, the modified is proposed and is divided into 6 steps. The creative functional element representations, generalization, specialization, and particularization are used in this method. Every step is described clearly, and users could design by following the process easily. In this paper, a clear and accurate design process is proposed based on the creative functional element design method. By following this method, a lot of innovative bicycles will be created quickly.

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Published
2016-11-18
How to Cite
[1]
N.-T. Liu and C.-T. Wu, “The Innovative Bike Conceptual Design by Using Modified Functional Element Design Method”, Adv. technol. innov., vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 85-88, Nov. 2016.
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