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Mathematical and Computational Topics in Design Studies

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Volume 2015 |Article ID 296029 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/296029

Teen-Hang Meen, Stephen D. Prior, Kuei-Shu Hsu, Artde Donald Kin-Tak Lam, "Mathematical and Computational Topics in Design Studies", Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol. 2015, Article ID 296029, 1 page, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/296029

Mathematical and Computational Topics in Design Studies

Received23 Mar 2015
Accepted23 Mar 2015
Published17 Dec 2015

For increasing the added value and competitiveness of product, recently, design studies and their applications have been paid closer attention than ever. Good design has always been considered as the perfect combination of creativity and experience of the designer. In contrast to engineering, design problems had been thought as unsolvable by scientific methods. Now, due to the advances of design studies, many new design methods have been proposed. These methods reduce the time consumption of design by introducing some technical procedures and rules. Particularly, the popularization of computer and the release of many powerful CAD tools have greatly shortened the design cycle. With simulation software, designers reduce the time and cost of prototyping. The advancement of machine learning, data mining, and other techniques provides excellent tools for information collecting, data analyzing, behavior forecast, and decision-making. Therefore, the design complexity of consumer behavior, social and cultural preferences, environmental impacts, and economic factors can be taken into account properly.

Design studies include not only the study of design itself but also marketing, service, and strategy of design. In addition, qualitative and quantitative thinking of its influence and the study of design education are all involved. The researches of design have been improved enormously by introducing the quantitative methodologies of engineering and social science.

This special issue selects papers about the topics of (1) various computational topics of methodologies and procedures of design, (2) mathematical techniques to reduce time and cost of design, (3) mathematical tools or methods that assist in the marketing or decision-making of design, (4) computational issues to promote design education, (5) computational topics about design services or cultural, environmental, social, and economic aspects of design, and (6) mathematical modeling and computation about design procedure, strategy, and management. This special issue enables interdisciplinary collaboration between design and engineering technologists in the academic and industrial fields.

Teen-Hang Meen
Stephen D. Prior
Kuei-Shu Hsu
Artde Donald Kin-Tak Lam

Copyright © 2015 Teen-Hang Meen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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