Expanded Phase Model for Transformable Design in Defining Its Usage Scenarios for Merits and Demerits

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

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Haebin Lee (1), Muhammad Tufail (2), Kwanmyung Kim (1)
Series: DESIGN
Institution: 1: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea; 2: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Section: Industrial Design
Page(s): 2117-2126
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.1017/pds.2022.214
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


The product’s transformation is considered for its fascination but it is not studied for its usage scenario. This study proposes an expanded phase model that can evaluate the usefulness of transformable products from the perspective of form, function and user scenario of a transformable product. We analyzed purpose of transformation, and identified user benefits from existing transformable products. This model allows designers/team to evaluate usefulness of transformable products by comparing user benefits of the product with appropriateness of form and function in a given usage scenario.

Keywords: industrial design, product design, design methods, transformable design, transformation

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