On the Analysis of Product Appropriateness Principles

  • Nien-Te Liu Shu-Te University
  • Yu-Fen Wu Shu-Te University
Keywords: appropriateness principle, AHP method, evaluation method


The purpose of this study is to explore appropriateness of the various products presented in the market and the application of appropriateness principles to the product design. To obtain appropriateness principles, this study compares and analyzes a variety of products available in the market. After obtaining preliminary principles, many times convergence and analysis are operated for getting more accurate principles. Then, AHP method is used for evaluating importance of every appropriateness principles and appropriateness principles are obtained. And, the appropriateness principles are used to construct the design process of appropriateness product. Finally, some design cases are operated and appropriateness principles are evaluated for the products of design cases. The results of this study are obtained 10 appropriateness principles: freedom, demand, environmental protection, effectiveness, intuition, compliance, simplicity, optimal performance, simplicity, fault tolerance. And, weights of appropriateness principles get in this paper.

Author Biography

Nien-Te Liu, Shu-Te University
Product Design Department


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How to Cite
Liu, N.-T., & Wu, Y.-F. (2017). On the Analysis of Product Appropriateness Principles. Proceedings of Engineering and Technology Innovation, 6, 36-39. Retrieved from http://ojs.imeti.org/index.php/PETI/article/view/1069