Semiotics Approach to Product Architecture Design: a Case Study of Cooking Activity
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- SAPAD, Product Architecture, Signification
Semiotics Approach to Product Architecture Design SAPAD originated from Semiotics, and is a method to construct product from three dimensions: behavior, product and signification. Through the analysis of the relationship of behavior—signification—object, user-centered product architecture strategy is established to realize product innovation. Through a deep understanding of SAPAD (Semiotics Approach to Product Architecture Design) model, taking “cooking activity in a Chinese kitchen” as case, we creatively introduce the dimensions of users’ signification on the basis of PA (Product Architecture) and UPPA (Use Process Based Product Architecture) method. By analyzing the signification, we completed the product architecture process from objects to assembled products, which is different from the method of focusing product function and centering product. Case study is started from user’s behavior, analyzing the mapping among objects, behavior and the signification. We need to build up six signification levels in behavior dimension, construct the mapping from behavior to signification. Then combining the analysis from behavior to product, relationship from signification to object is established. Finally, through the analysis from signification to object, we achieve the purpose of product innovation.
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TY - CONF AU - Fei Hu AU - Xi Zhang AU - Xipeng Shen AU - Guihong Ran PY - 2015/08 DA - 2015/08 TI - Semiotics Approach to Product Architecture Design: a Case Study of Cooking Activity BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technology PB - Atlantis Press SP - 654 EP - 664 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icaemt-15.2015.126 DO - 10.2991/icaemt-15.2015.126 ID - Hu2015/08 ER -