Fundamental Consideration on the Process of Product Design using Inference Patterns:- A Case Study on the Combination of Abduction and Induction -

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To create innovative ideas, it is important for designers to monitor thought patterns by reflecting upon their thought structure, and then control thought. In this study, we presented a framework for deduction, induction and abduction by applying a design process that is actually used by product designers; and, taking the example of a specific product-development process, showed that a certain pattern, combining abduction and induction, exists when a shape is created. This pattern illustrates what we call an “analogy-based approach'.” We evaluated the usefulness of the method by actually carrying out the molding process adopting this inference pattern.


  • International Journal of Affective Engineering

    International Journal of Affective Engineering 17(2), 75-80, 2017

    Japan Society of Kansei Engineering


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