Customer co-design of computer mouse for mass customization without causing mass confusion

Wenchao Zhou, Dazhong Wu, Xiaoyu Ding, David W. Rosen

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Abstract

By considering the customer as a partner in value creation, co-design, as a customer-supplier collaborative design endeavor, is becoming more common to integrate users into design and production processes as a promising strategy for companies to react to the growing individualization of demand. The computer mouse, a critical human-machine interface device, still has very little choice in terms of end user customization even though mouse designs have branched away from a single design to multiple designs, types, and sizes. This paper proposes a co-design method for engineered products that can be parameterized and illustrates the application of the method for the customization of computer mice. An interactive co-design tool was developed that allows customers to customize the size and shape of a mouse to suit their needs. The tool also provides interfaces to manufacturing for 3-axis tool path generation and for additive manufacturing. Examples are presented to demonstrate the tool's capabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2010 International Conference on Manufacturing Automation, ICMA 2010
Pages8-15
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event6th International Conference on Manufacturing Automation, ICMA 2010 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Dec 13 2010Dec 15 2010

Other

Other6th International Conference on Manufacturing Automation, ICMA 2010
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHong Kong
Period12/13/1012/15/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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