Validation as a New Evaluation Method of Modular Design Focused on the Prosumer

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Laura Asi
Series: DESIGN
Institution: Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Section: Design Support Tools and Methods
Page(s): 313-322
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ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


The modular design harbors a potential development in the prosumer scope that has hardly been previously exploited. Their joint application can lead to products focused on user participation through modular design. This work proposes and validates a concept evaluation metric in the design phases that meet these characteristics. To do this, 24 external designers and prosumers evaluate five products using this method. The results and conclusions contribute to the improvement of the method and provide information on how to approach it to the prosumers.

Keywords: conceptual design, modularisation, design evaluation, prosumer, modular design

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