Proto-Arch: Guidance Tool for Prototyping of Mechanical Systems at the Embodiment Design Phase

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

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Felipe Guti
Series: DESIGN
Institution: 1: EAFIT University, Colombia; 2: EIA University, Colombia
Section: Design Support Tools and Methods
Page(s): 425-434
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


Prototypes are a critical aid in the product development process, allowing designers translate concepts to reality. However, the execution of prototypes depends heavily on the designer experience, evidenced in research in the need of creating design support tools to establish a standard for a prototyping effort. To improve on these findings, the Proto-Arch is introduced as a partial result of creating a standard for executing prototypes in each product development phase based on the prototyping roles and purposes. Proto-Arch defines the prototyping activities in the embodiment design phase.

Keywords: prototyping, embodiment design, product development, design tools, design methods

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