Design Methods Review for Smart Product: Objectomy, a New Approach

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

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Chris Edward Bangle (1), Marco Rosso (1), Francesca Montagna (2), Marco Cantamessa (2)
Series: DESIGN
Institution: 1: Chris Bangle Associates, Italy; 2: Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Section: Industrial Design
Page(s): 2035-2044
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


Digital artefacts call for new design challenges: they enable services, technology-driven and multidisciplinary never ended processes, uncouple form-function, in a social relationship that must be ecosystem-framed. Then, the usual design mindset is not proper and expected vs unexpected outcomes must be equally studied. A framework of methods, in view of the usual design variables and the new ones called by design of smart objects, is here offered. From that the seeds for the future aid to the design process of smart objects result. Then, Objectomy and one real application case are described.

Keywords: smart objects, objectomy, design methods, product design, digital design

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