A Tool for Generating New and Appropriate Methods for Supporting Various Design Processes

  • Bijendra Kumar
  • Prabir SarkarEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 66)


There exist various design methods for supporting a product design process, especially for creativity enhancement and problem solving such as, Brainstorming, Role Storming, Gallery Method, and TRIZ; however, most of these tools have certain strength and weaknesses. While many of these are popular in industries, it is often difficult to select the best tool for a particular design stage. In this work, we aim to develop a tool or platform which helps designers to generate methods appropriate to a set of design stages. We created a database of many available design methods and categorized them into the design stage for which it is meant to enhance the outcome. The designers can select from several best possible steps to generate a new method appropriate for a company and evaluate it. Further tweaking may be required to make this new method suitable for the company for long term usage.


Design research Creative method Design process Product development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIIT RoparPunjabIndia

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