Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Mathematical and Computational Topics in Design Studies


Publishing date
16 Jan 2015
Status
Published
Submission deadline
29 Aug 2014

Lead Editor

1National Formosa University, Yunlin County, Taiwan

2The University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

3Chia Nan University of Pharmacy & Science, Tainan, Taiwan

4Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, China


Mathematical and Computational Topics in Design Studies

Description

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 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 (such as information engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, and Kansei engineering) and social science (such as psychology, sociology, and economics and management science). We invite investigators interested in modeling and computation of design to contribute their original research articles to this special issue.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Various computational topics of methodologies and procedures of design
  • Mathematical techniques to reduce time and cost of design
  • Mathematical tools or methods that assist the marketing or decision-making of design
  • Computational issues to promote design education
  • Computational topics about design services or cultural, environmental, social, and economic aspects of design
  • Mathematical modeling and computation about design procedure, strategy, and management
  • Other design-related mathematical topics

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 523786
  • - Research Article

Development of a Flat Type Six-Axis Stage Based on Piezoelectric Actuators

Hau-Wei Lee | Tsung-Ting Hsieh | ... | Chien-Hung Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 739619
  • - Research Article

Efficiency Enhancement on Thermal Comfort Assessment of Indoor Space with Air-Conditioner Using Computational Analysis

Yu-Tuan Chou | Shao-Yi Hsia | Bi-Wen Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 321892
  • - Research Article

Sensorless Speed Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors by Neural Network Algorithm

Ming-Shyan Wang | Ika Noer Syamsiana | Feng-Chi Lin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 989382
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Two Quantitative Analysis Techniques to Predict the Evaluation of Product Form Design

Hung-Yuan Chen | Yu-Ming Chang | Ting-Chun Tung
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 341614
  • - Research Article

An ISM Based Approach for Product Innovation Using a Synthesized Process

Ming-Tang Wang | Chang-Tzuoh Wu | ... | Chien-Yu Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 497471
  • - Research Article

Minimizing Design Costs of an FIR Filter Using a Novel Coefficient Optimization Algorithm

Ming-Chih Chen | Tsung-Ting Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 189040
  • - Research Article

Prediction of Depth of Sedation from Biological Signals Using Continuous Restricted Boltzmann Machine

Yeou-Jiunn Chen | Shih-Chung Chen | Pei-Jarn Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 759019
  • - Research Article

Design of Information System for Milking Dairy Cattle and Detection of Mastitis

Ming-Chih Chen | Chien-Hsing Chen | Chong-Yu Siang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 328536
  • - Research Article

An Automatic Decision-Making Mechanism for Virtual Machine Live Migration in Private Clouds

Ming-Tsung Kao | Yu-Hsin Cheng | Shang-Juh Kao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 309675
  • - Research Article

The Application of the SCT and the ANP Model to Refine the Most Critical ICT Determinants in Minimizing the Digital Divide

Ming-Yuan Hsieh
Mathematical Problems in Engineering
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