Investigating the Relationships between Quantitave and Qualitative Properties of 3D Shapes using Fuzzy Logic Models

Sofiane Achiche, Saeema Ahmed

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    Defining the aesthetic and emotional value of a product is an important consideration for its design. Furthermore, if several designers are faced with the task to create an object that would evoke a certain emotion (aggressive, soft, heavy, etc.) each would most likely interpret the emotion with a different set of geometric features and shapes. In this paper the authors propose an automatic approach to formalize the relationships between geometric information of 3D objects and the intended emotion using fuzzy logic. In addition automatically generated fuzzy rules and sets are developed and compared to the user perceptions and manually constructed ones. The initial findings indicate that the approach is indeed a valid approach to formalize geometric information with emotions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch into Design : Supporting Multiple Facets of Product Development
    Number of pages618
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherResearch Publishing Services
    Publication date2009
    ISBN (Print)98-10-82277-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventInternational Conference on Research into Design - Bangalore, India
    Duration: 7 Jan 20099 Jan 2009'09/


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Research into Design
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    • fuzzy logic
    • aesthetics
    • emotional design

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