Abstract

The division and specialization of Industrial Design (I.D.) and Engineering Design (E.D.) has made artifacts become large and complex, which turned to be one of the reasons of causing environmental issues and man-made disasters in recent years. Because the issues are difficult to solve using a single field, and works of comparison and analysis of both fields from a same viewpoint are few, I.D. and E.D. should be comparatively analyzed from comprehensive viewpoint. This paper describes the analysis of comparing research on I.D. and E.D. using comprehensive viewpoint. Herein, Multispace Design Model (M model), which consists of value, meaning, state, and attribute spaces, and circumstance, is introduced. Along with the extraction of research papers from both I.D. and E.D. research, whether each paper deals with 4 spaces or circumstance is analyzed. From the ratio of each space and further analysis, the characteristics and relations of I.D. and E.D. are clarified. By comparing works, both fields show a complementary relation with respect to meaning space, state space, and circumstance. In conclusion, this paper indicates the characteristics and the differences of I.D. and E.D. Additionally, by analyzing both fields with use of M model, the comprehensiveness of the model is discussed.

Keywords:

Industrial Design; Engineering Design; Multispace Design Model (M model)

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Jun 16th, 12:00 AM

Comparative Analysis of Research on Industrial Design and Engineering Design by Viewpoint of M Model

The division and specialization of Industrial Design (I.D.) and Engineering Design (E.D.) has made artifacts become large and complex, which turned to be one of the reasons of causing environmental issues and man-made disasters in recent years. Because the issues are difficult to solve using a single field, and works of comparison and analysis of both fields from a same viewpoint are few, I.D. and E.D. should be comparatively analyzed from comprehensive viewpoint. This paper describes the analysis of comparing research on I.D. and E.D. using comprehensive viewpoint. Herein, Multispace Design Model (M model), which consists of value, meaning, state, and attribute spaces, and circumstance, is introduced. Along with the extraction of research papers from both I.D. and E.D. research, whether each paper deals with 4 spaces or circumstance is analyzed. From the ratio of each space and further analysis, the characteristics and relations of I.D. and E.D. are clarified. By comparing works, both fields show a complementary relation with respect to meaning space, state space, and circumstance. In conclusion, this paper indicates the characteristics and the differences of I.D. and E.D. Additionally, by analyzing both fields with use of M model, the comprehensiveness of the model is discussed.

 

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