A framework of design concept generation framework with operations on extensional conceptual space

2022 Transactions of the JSME (in Japanese)  
In the conceptual design phase, generating novel concepts is a cornerstone for producing innovative products. This paper proposes a framework for design concept generation with an extensional conceptual space (ECS). A conceptual space is a geometric space of concepts constructed with concept distance. ECS focuses on the characteristics, i.e., function and physical attribute, each of which is a set of entities that fall under its definition. The concept distant measurement method based on
more » ... c with Wikipedia corpus is adopted to extract concepts from documents of design cases and to build a concept space. The framework facilitates a designer to explore a concept space containing text and image information with iterative operations, such as function development, and create a new design. This paper demonstrates a case study of chair design to verify the effectiveness of the proposed framework.
doi:10.1299/transjsme.22-00191 fatcat:lwhlkyes4vfidja2x4oswe7ev4