Journal of Shanghai Jiaotong University ›› 2019, Vol. 53 ›› Issue (7): 881-883.doi: 10.16183/j.cnki.jsjtu.2019.07.016

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Environment-Based Design (EBD): A Methodology for Innovative and Creative Design

ZENG Yong 1,ZHANG Zhinan 2   

  1. 1. Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal H3G1M8, Canada; 2. School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
  • Online:2019-07-28 Published:2019-08-02

Abstract: The objective of design is to create a product that fulfills prescribed product requirements. The product can be an instrument, a machine, a software system, a plan, or a policy. Therefore, design, especially innovative and creative design, affects greatly every part of our everyday life. This paper introduces environment-based design (EBD) theory and methodology that was proposed to provide a step-by-step procedure to support the generation of innovative and creative design solutions. The EBD methodology includes environment analysis, conflict identification, and solution generation.

Key words: environment-based design, design science, innovative design, conflict analysis, recursive logic

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