Formal innovation criteria
Source: International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, Volume 30, Numbers 1-2, 9 November 2007 , pp. 21-32(12)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:The paper proposes formal criteria and a visualisation concept to measure relative innovation in a population of design concepts. The main criterion is called the 'Configuration Distance', and is the summation of two sub‐criteria called the 'Component Distance' and 'Value Distance'. The visualisation concept is called the 'Design Solution Topography', which allows visualisation of a population of design concepts in terms of their performance, Component and Value Distances. When incorporated into a conceptual designing method, being developed by the first author, the criteria will enable designers to evaluate innovation in selected designs that also satisfy the desired performance objectives at a minimum threshold or greater.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA. 2: Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering, Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
Publication date: November 9, 2007
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