User-centered design for additive manufacturing as a customization strategy
Chua, Zhong Yang
Moon, Seung Ki
Otto, Kevin N.
Date of Issue2016
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Progress in Additive Manufacturing (Pro-AM 2016)
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Singapore Centre for 3D Printing
As additive manufacturing (AM) has broadened design freedom significantly, conventional design theories and methodologies for customization or mass customization are challenged. This research aims at developing a user-centered design methodology for additively manufactured interactive parts that improves the level of customization. We propose a design methodology built upon the concepts of the three link chain model-based design for AM and design for customization. The proposed methodology also utilizes affordance- and preference-based finite state automata model to reflect preferable behavioral design requirements for customization in a dynamic artifact-user interaction context. The methodology deals with the design complexity increased by exploring AM-enabled design freedom in a systematic engineering design approach. Then this paper discusses the methodology’s availability in the design of additive manufactured interactive products such as prosthetic limbs.
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