On the Analysis of Product Appropriateness Principles


  • Nien-Te Liu Department of Product Design, Shu-TeUniversity, Taiwan, ROC
  • Yu-Fen Wu Department of Product Design, Shu-TeUniversity, Taiwan, ROC


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, Department of Product Design, Shu-TeUniversity, Taiwan, ROC

Product Design Department


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How to Cite

N.-T. Liu and Y.-F. Wu, “On the Analysis of Product Appropriateness Principles”, Proc. eng. technol. innov., vol. 6, pp. 36–39, Sep. 2017.