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Product crossing: designing connections using a product example

Tore Bleuzé UGent, Jurgen Ceupens, Patrick De Baets UGent and Jan Detand UGent (2011) SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN. 2(2). p.172-179
abstract
Today, more and more products are made with multi materials, hybrid materials and composite materials to fulfil the more and more requiring product needs. Therefore connections and joints play a key role in (product) design. How to connect different parts remains one of the core questions in the design of products. In practice designers often fall back on a few known joining solutions. Tools like a joining selection software can be useful but can also limit the creativity of the designer. Certainly, in the beginning of the design process. Existing creativity techniques, which are suitable for all types of problems, can be used, but are mostly holistic and superficial. Therefore there is a need for divergent and inspirational techniques that focuses on the design of products and their connections. In this paper the authors discuss an experimental method called “product crossing”, in which a real product is used as inspiration during the idea generation. The method was tested with several students with different backgrounds (industrial (product) design and mechanical design). They translated product properties and aspects of the example product in the specific context of their design which resulted in surprising product idea’s. The different test cases are also discussed in this paper.
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conference
publication status
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subject
keyword
Product design, product examples, product properties, creativity technique, joining methods
in
SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN
Sustain. Constr. Des.
editor
Jeroen Van Wittenberghe UGent
volume
2
issue
2
issue title
Materials and structures in construction and design
pages
172 - 179
publisher
Ghent University. Laboratory Soete
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
conference name
Sustainable Construction and Design 2011 (SCAD)
conference location
Ghent, Belgium
conference start
2011-02-16
conference end
2011-02-17
ISSN
2032-7471
ISBN
9789490726010
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1175608
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1175608
date created
2011-02-28 13:45:14
date last changed
2011-05-19 13:23:13
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  author       = {Bleuz{\'e}, Tore and Ceupens, Jurgen and De Baets, Patrick and Detand, Jan},
  booktitle    = {SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN},
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  keyword      = {Product design,product examples,product properties,creativity technique,joining methods},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Ghent, Belgium},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {172--179},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Laboratory Soete},
  title        = {Product crossing: designing connections using a product example},
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  year         = {2011},
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Chicago
Bleuzé, Tore, Jurgen Ceupens, Patrick De Baets, and Jan Detand. 2011. “Product Crossing: Designing Connections Using a Product Example.” In Sustainable Construction and Design, ed. Jeroen Van Wittenberghe, 2:172–179. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Laboratory Soete.
APA
Bleuzé, T., Ceupens, J., De Baets, P., & Detand, J. (2011). Product crossing: designing connections using a product example. In J. Van Wittenberghe (Ed.), SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN (Vol. 2, pp. 172–179). Presented at the Sustainable Construction and Design 2011 (SCAD), Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Laboratory Soete.
Vancouver
1.
Bleuzé T, Ceupens J, De Baets P, Detand J. Product crossing: designing connections using a product example. In: Van Wittenberghe J, editor. SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Laboratory Soete; 2011. p. 172–9.
MLA
Bleuzé, Tore, Jurgen Ceupens, Patrick De Baets, et al. “Product Crossing: Designing Connections Using a Product Example.” Sustainable Construction and Design. Ed. Jeroen Van Wittenberghe. Vol. 2. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Laboratory Soete, 2011. 172–179. Print.