Title: Identifying Candidates for Design-by-Analogy
Authors: Verhaegen, Paul-Armand ×
D'hondt, Joris
Vandevenne, Dennis
Dewulf, Simon
Duflou, Joost #
Issue Date: Jan-2011
Series Title: Computers in Industry vol:62 issue:4 pages:446-459
Abstract: Although supported by extensive anecdotal evidence, only recently design-by-analogy has been proven to
occur often in problem solving and idea generation. However, the circumstances which facilitate problem
solving and creative idea generation by analogy are not well understood and most analogies are not
developed by applying a formal design-by-analogy methodology. Furthermore, most software tools which aid
in finding and/or explaining analogies are based on manually assembled databases, which require a large
amount of interactive work to be constructed and maintained. This paper examines the use of automatically
distilled product characteristics, called Product Aspects, as a way to automatically and systematically identify
candidate products for design-by-analogy. Case studies illustrate this idea generation methodology for three
different target products.
ISSN: 0166-3615
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Industrial Management / Traffic & Infrastructure
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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