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Product design adaptable to changes of life cycle

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1 Author(s)
Masuda, F. ; Open House Inc., Tokyo, Japan

The paper discusses a possibility of maximizing the durability of a products' aesthetic image to adapt the changes of product life cycle. A new methodology of industrial design, taking time factor into consideration is proposed for providing durability. Two examples of newly developed products utilizing this method on new materials are illustrated

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Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, 1999. Proceedings. EcoDesign '99: First International Symposium On

Date of Conference:

1-3 Feb 1999