Conceptual Design of Means of Transport Harnessing Human Power

  • Damian DerlukiewiczEmail author
  • Mariusz Ptak
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 354)


The article presents the conceptual design process on the example of the means of transport that use human muscle power. The article shows the sources of inspiration for designers and the results of the design process on the example of an interdisciplinary project “Creative Design”. The aim of the project was to generate the design concepts by developing the creativity skills. The studies described in the paper resulted in the design of the innovation mean of transport using human muscle power.


creative design human-powered transport HMI (human-machine interface) conceptual design computer-aided design inspiration 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Gero, J.S.: Computational Models of Innovative and Creative Design Processes. Technol. Forecast. Soc. Change 64, 183–196 (2000)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Kroll, E., Condoor, S., Jansson, D.: Innovative conceptual design: theory and application of parameter analysis (2001)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Rusiński, E., Koziołek, S., Jamroziak, K.: Critical to Quality Factors of Engineering Design Process of Armoured Vehicles. Solid State Phenom, 280–284 (2010)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Dorst, K., Cross, N.: Creativity in the design process: co-evolution of problem–solution. Des. Stud. 22, 425–437 (2001)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    French, M.J.: Conceptual Design for Engineers. Springer, Heidelberg (1985)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Wang, L., Shen, W., Xie, H., Neelamkavil, J., Pardasani, A.: Collaborative conceptual design—state of the art and future trends. Comput. Des. 34, 981–996 (2002)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Ullman, D.: The mechanical design process. McGraw-Hill, New York (2009)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Koziołek, S., Derlukiewicz, D., Ptak, M.: Design Process Innovation of Mechanical Objects with the Use of Design for Six Sigma Methodology. In: Solid State Phenomena, pp. 274–279 (2010)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Youmans, R., Arciszewski, T.: Design fixation: A cloak of many colors. Des. Comput. Cogn. 114–129 (2012)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Koziołek, S., Ptak, M., Słupiński, M.: Manufacturing problem solving using TRIZ and DFSS module. Syst. J. Transdiscipl. Syst. Sci. 16, 17–23 (2012)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Stamboliska, Z., Rusiński, E., Moczko, P.: Introduction—Review of Today’s Industry and Role of Condition Monitoring. Proactive Cond. Monit ... (2015)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Derlukiewicz, D.: Creative Design. Wroclaw Univ. Technol. Autodesk, Acad. Fine Arts (2010)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Altshuller, G.: TRIZ The innovation algorithm; systematic innovation and technical creativity. Tech. Innov. Cent. Inc., Worcester (1999)Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Altshuller, G.: And suddenly the inventor appeared: TRIZ, the theory of inventive problem solving (1996)Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    De Bono, E., Zimbalist, E.: Lateral thinking (2010)Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Koziołek, S., Derlukiewicz, D.: Method of assessing the quality of the design process of construction equipment with the use of DFSS (design for Six Sigma). Autom. Constr. 22, 223–232 (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Chybowski, L., Idziaszczyk, D., Wiśnicki, B.: A Comparative Components Importance analysis of a Complex Technical System with the Use of Different Importance Measures. Syst. Support. Prod. Eng. Rev. Probl. Solut. 22–33 (2014)Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Żółkiewski, S.: Damped vibrations problem of beams fixed on the rotational disk. Int. J. Bifurc. Chaos. 21, 3033–3041 (2011)CrossRefzbMATHGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Zalewski, R., Nachman, J., Shillor, M., Bajkowski, J.: Dynamic model for a magnetorheological damper. Appl. Math. Model. 38, 2366–2376 (2014)CrossRefMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    Żółkiewski, S.: Testing composite materials connected in bolt joints. J. Vibroengineering 13, 817–822 (2011)Google Scholar
  21. 21.
    Chybowski, L.: Qualitative and Quantitative Multi-Criteria Models of the Importance of the Components in Reliability Structure of a Complex Technical System. J. KONBiN 24 (2012)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Machine Design and ResearchWroclaw University of TechnologyWroclawPoland

Personalised recommendations