Abstract

In this paper a quantitative measure for design-by-analogy is developed. This measure is based on the functional similarity of products. By using this product similarity measure, designers are able to formalize and quantify design-by-analogy techniques during concept and layout design. The similarity measure and its application is clarified and validated through a case study. The case study is the original design of a pickup winder.

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