A novel framework to achieve innovative product design and recommendation for multi-functional tablets: A triz perspective

Chih-Hsuan Wang*

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Abstract

Recently, the boundaries between smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks are becoming much more blurred than before. To sustain in a fiercely competitive environment, global brand companies start to design multi-functional products to satisfy diverse consumer requirements. For instance, Asus and Lenovo design Padfones (a smartphone inside) and Yoga Pro3 (a micro-projector inside) to enhance visualization of smartphones and tablets, respectively. Meanwhile, Acer, Sony, and Fuji develop varieties of tablets like Padbooks (pad + keyboard) and Padnotes (pad + stylus pen) to enhance keyboard interface. In this study, a TRIZ (theory of inventive problem solving) based framework is presented to analyze these innovative ideas and indicate how innovative solutions tackle the trade-offs between the improving features and the worsening features. Thereafter, rough set theory (RST) is applied to elicit the causalities between user preferences for ergonomic features and demographic variables. Finally, product recommendation w.r.t. the niche segments can be accordingly achieved..

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransdisciplinary Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationA Paradigm Shift - Proceedings of the 24th ISPE Inc. International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering, TE 2017
EditorsMargherita Peruzzini, Nel Wognum, Josip Stjepandic, Chun-Hsien Chen, Nel Wognum, Amy C. Trappey
PublisherIOS Press BV
Pages181-188
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781614994398
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event24th ISPE Inc. International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering, TE 2017 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 10 Jul 201714 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering
Volume5

Conference

Conference24th ISPE Inc. International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering, TE 2017
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period10/07/1714/07/17

Keywords

  • Innovative design
  • Recommender system
  • Rough set
  • TRIZ

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