Environment interaction model-driven smart products through-life design framework

Zhang, Haizhu, Qin, Sheng-feng, Li, Rong, Zou, Yisheng and Ding, Guofu (2020) Environment interaction model-driven smart products through-life design framework. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 33 (4). pp. 360-376. ISSN 0951-192X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/0951192x.2019.1686176


With the advent of Industry 4.0, design of a smart product to work in a smart factory, or at home or city over its lifecycle has to consider its intelligent interaction with its external environment (physical, human and cyberspace environments). Thus, environment interaction-driven design of smart products becomes an important design research field, facing a huge challenge of integrating a smart product and its environment interaction design crossing all its life phases. In this paper, a high-profile design framework is proposed for guiding environment interaction model-driven smart products through-life design. It has three core elements: (1) a generic environment interaction model of a smart product through-life phases, which can help map out the interaction requirements between the smart product and other interaction elements through-life phases, (2) a smart product design process model for guiding product and its interaction design at each phase and (3) a design strategy of smart products through-life design. Its implementation feasibility is demonstrated with an industrial case study, showing that it is helpful to implement design solutions to a smart product for satisfying intelligent interactions with its external environments through-life phases.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smart products, environment interaction, product modelling, life cycle design
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2019 15:03
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 13:20
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/41457

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