Product Economy through Changing Structural Characteristics


ABSTRACT Our aim is to show effects of changing structural characteristics on product design. For this purpose shape, material, structure are observed and evaluated on a specific industrially produced anonymous furniture. This study points to the importance of including structural and material characteristics that is chosen as it exemplifies a typical small-scale design research study. In this study we have handled a particular aspect of design using strain gauge technology and stress analysis methods in the evaluation of product structure. Above mentioned methods can be useful in industrial design objects, signifying the strength of different regions on an object to facilitate decision making for designers. In industrial design strength, material selection and stability of the objects are important properties for the firms’ profitability.