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 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
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 245759
  • - Research Article

Numerical Study of Thermal and Flow Characteristics of Plate-Fin Heat Sink with Longitudinal Vortex Generator Installed on the Ground

Yen-Tso Chang | Han-Ching Lin | ... | Jinn-Feng Jiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 390878
  • - Research Article

Explore the Most Potential Supplier’s Selection Determinants in Modern Supply Chain Management

Ming-Yuan Hsieh | Tung-Ming Yan | ... | Chuen-Jiuan Jane
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 498624
  • - Research Article

Oil Coking Prevention Using Electric Water Pump for Turbo-Charge Spark-Ignition Engines

Han-Ching Lin | Yen-Tso Chang | ... | Jinn-Feng Jiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 821260
  • - Research Article

A Web-Based Tool for Product Ideas Screening and Lifestyle Analysis

Shih-Yen Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 804548
  • - Research Article

A Novel Approach to Developing a Supervised Spatial Decision Support System for Image Classification: A Study of Paddy Rice Investigation

Shih-Hsun Chang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 465294
  • - Research Article

A Study of an Architecture Design Learning Process Based on Social Learning, Course Teaching, Interaction, and Analogical Thinking

Yun-Wu Wu | Chang-Fah Huang | Kuo-Hua Weng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 898729
  • - Research Article

An HMM-Like Dynamic Time Warping Scheme for Automatic Speech Recognition

Ing-Jr Ding | Yen-Ming Hsu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 679538
  • - Research Article

Investigation of Compact Balun-Bandpass Filter Using Folded Open-Loop Ring Resonators and Microstrip Lines

Chia-Mao Chen | Shoou-Jinn Chang | ... | Cheng-Fu Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 842431
  • - Research Article

Evaluation and Satisfaction Survey on the Interface Usability of Online Publishing Software

Ying-Jye Lee | Chia-Ju Lin
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