Feb 20, 2012

design based on logical thinking
a basic and practical method to construct form

This is a textbook about design technique by engineering approach,
that is getting the most important part for product development for next generation!

This book explains the foundations and the practice method for creating and developing two-dimensional and three-dimensional modeling from an engineering point of view.
The author, Professor Yamaoka is a specialist in ergonomics and an expert about a product development process of major manufacturers. Needless to say, not only about modeling based on ergonomics, but structuring a design concept,characteristic and processing technique of material, user's sensibility research, and how to evaluate products, this book encompasses design techniques through essential logical thinking in product development.

A special appendix of Yamaoka method [70 points in design] check-list is also included at the end of the book.

Toshiki Yamaoka
Price: 2400yen+tax (ISBN 978-4-86100-805-4)
Format :
150×210㎜,224pages, Softcover with JacketLanguage: Japanese / 24th February 2012
Toshiki Yamaoka
Joined Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd. [now Toshiba Corporation].
Graduated Chiba University,Faculty of engineering, Department of Design. Ph.D., Chiba University Graduate School of Science and Technology. Professor in Wakayama University, Faculty of Systems Engineering, Department of Design and Information Sciences (Ph.D.) after head of Research Center for Human Interface Technology Laboratory Research (incl.) Director of Design Center, Toshiba Corporation,. Ergonomics specialist (certified ergonomics expert Japan Ergonomics Research Society), the user interface, industrial design, product development, engineering services, engineering observation, universal design, design management. executive director of Human Ergology Society,executive director of Human-Centered Design Promotion Organization, ISO/TC159 (ergonomics) committee , the United States ergonomics society (HFES) member. As major works,"Human Design Technology "(Morikita Publishing),"Ergonomics lectures in hardware and software design", (Musashino Art University press), "observation engineering to produce a hit product," (Kyoritsu Publishing) etc.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1
basic principles about modeling

Ⅰ HMI data
Ⅱ sense data
Ⅲ composition elements data
Ⅳ creation data
Chapter 2
what is modeling
Ⅰ what is engineering design and modeling
Ⅱ a reason of shallow modeling
Chapter 3
about modeling methods(three-dimentional)
Ⅰ about form and curve
Ⅱ about simple form
Ⅲ about an accent
Ⅳ about volume
Chapter 4
about modeling methods (two-dimensional)
Ⅰ an abstraction of user's demands
Ⅱ importance of mental model
Ⅲ information structuring
Ⅳ 3 principles of visualization
Ⅴ 6 principles if surface interface design
Chapter 5
how to look in modeling
Ⅰ think modeling from a rendering drawing point of view
Ⅱ check a strength of design elements
Ⅲ check form, accent and volume
Ⅳ modeling seen in semiotics
Ⅴ modeling seen in design sense
Ⅵ analyse and integrate modeling and get an image
Chapter 6
survey modeling image
Ⅰ search modeling image
explore image modeling in a simple way

explore image modeling using correspondence analysis
Ⅳ explore image modeling using FCA
Ⅴ explore a trend of modeling
Chapter 7
make a concept of structured modeling

Ⅰwhat is user's demand
Ⅱwhat is a concept if structured modeling
make a concept of structured modeling
Chapter 8
a way of structured modeling based on a concept
Ⅰ do modeling along structured modeling
processing technique for three-dimensional form

processing technique for two-dimensional form
Chapter 9
evaluate modeling
validate against a concept of structured modeling

formative evaluation (validation)
evaluate using an evaluation criteria
evaluate using a simple pair comparison method
evaluation by AHP
simple evaluation method of product
simple evaluation method of screen (1)
simple evaluation method of screen (2)
Chapter 10
management to modeling
have a strategy to do design

adapt other engineering services
design into one of management strategy
70 necessary points in design