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Design Ideation and Evaluation Process for E3(Ecology, Ergonomics, Economy)-Friendly Product Development

E3(환경, 사용자, 경제) 친화형 제품 개발을 위한 디자인 아이디어 개발 및 평가 절차

  • Lee, Wonsup (Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, POSTECH) ;
  • Lee, Baekhee (Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, POSTECH) ;
  • Kim, Eunha (Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, POSTECH) ;
  • You, Heecheon (Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, POSTECH)
  • 이원섭 (포항공과대학교 산업경영공학과) ;
  • 이백희 (포항공과대학교 산업경영공학과) ;
  • 김은하 (포항공과대학교 산업경영공학과) ;
  • 유희천 (포항공과대학교 산업경영공학과)
  • Received : 2013.05.19
  • Accepted : 2014.01.24
  • Published : 2014.06.15

Abstract

Objective : The present study was intended to develop a design ideation and evaluation process for the development of ecology-, ergonomics-, and economy-friendly ($E^3$-friendly) products. Background : Due to increasing social and legal requirements on global sustainability, manufacturing companies have made more efforts ever than before for the development of eco-friendly products. However, most eco-friendly products are often criticized due to lacking ergonomic and/or economic considerations. Method : An $E^3$-friendly product development process consisting of (1) survey of eco-friendly products, (2) characterization of eco-friendly products, (3) design ideation for $E^3$-friendly product, and (4) design idea evaluation for $E^3$-friendliness was established and applied to the development of a novel product which supports drinking of daily recommended amount of water. Results : Fifty-five design characteristics were identified by a survey of forty eco-friendly products and incorporated into the proposed ideation and evaluation process. New ideas and design changes were developed effectively using the proposed development process for a novel $E^3$-friendly bottle for support of water drinking. Conclusion : The proposed process was found effective for the development of eco-friendly design ideas and improvements. Application : The proposed system would be of use to develop better design ideas having market competitiveness.

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