The goal of this paper is to discuss the key issues in the computer-aided surface modeling tools used in the industrial aesthetic design workflow and to highlight the problems that still make styling activities difficult. Based on the experience gained while working on two different European projects, with the collaboration of industrial designers of different fields, a general industrial design workflow is illustrated, pointing out the main differences between the automotive and non-automotive sectors. Among the emerged critical issues, particular emphasis is given to the high request of tools more suitable for the mentality of creative users; short research surveys aimed to meet this request are included, and finally authors indicate a branch of research in which they are investigating and they consider particularly worth exploring further.
A Survey of Computer-Aided Modeling Tools for Aesthetic Design
Contributed by the Computer Aided Product Development (CAPD) Committee for publication in the JOURNAL OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING. Manuscript received May 2001; revised manuscript received March 2002. Associate Editor: D. Dutta.
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Catalano, C. E., Falcidieno, B., Giannini, F., and Monti, M. (June 5, 2002). "A Survey of Computer-Aided Modeling Tools for Aesthetic Design ." ASME. J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. March 2002; 2(1): 11–20. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1481371
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