Towards the development of an elaboration metric for concept sketches

Daniel C. Sevier, Kathryn Jablokow, Seda McKilligan, Shanna R. Daly, Ian N. Baker, Eli M. Silk

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Abstract

Assessment of elaboration in concept generation is critical, as it functions as a communication tool for the designer to iterate on solutions and to convey the generated ideas to other stakeholders involved in the early stages of the design process. Further, design educators may offer feedback to students about the elaborateness of their sketches, so they may fine-tune their techniques and optimize their sketch "literacy." Although metrics exist for sketch complexity, product elaboration, and sketch quality, a gap remains in assessing elaboration. In this paper, we report on the development of an elaboration metric to evaluate concept representations as a means to facilitate greater understanding of designers' ideas and their iterative improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication19th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies; 14th International Conference on Design Education; 10th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791858158
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
EventASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2017 - Cleveland, United States
Duration: Aug 6 2017Aug 9 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume3

Other

OtherASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2017
CountryUnited States
CityCleveland
Period8/6/178/9/17

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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Sevier, D. C., Jablokow, K., McKilligan, S., Daly, S. R., Baker, I. N., & Silk, E. M. (2017). Towards the development of an elaboration metric for concept sketches. In 19th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies; 14th International Conference on Design Education; 10th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 3). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2017-67375