A Fuzzy Shape Specification System to Support Design for Aesthetics

Pham, Binh L. & Zhang, Jinglan (2001) A Fuzzy Shape Specification System to Support Design for Aesthetics. In Reznik, L. (Ed.) Soft Computing in Measurement and Information Acquisition. Springer, pp. 204-252.

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A shape specification system based on fuzzy logic is proposed, which aims to facilitate designers in conceptual design stage by allowing them to specify and work with rough models in a more intuitive fashion. The system uses a 3D object representation called 'parametric geons' which provide both qualitative and quantitative descriptions, in addition to global shape constraints, via eight shape parameters. Shape descriptors and aesthetic descriptors are introduced and their fuzzy membership functions are constructed using results from subjective experiments on shape descriptions. Inference rules are then devised to link these descriptors with shape parameters. The system which models after designers' behaviour, allows designers' own aesthetic terms and interpretation of shapes to be added, and a library of successful designs with appropriate fuzzy descriptions to be constructed for later use.

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ID Code: 2032
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author . Author contact details : b.pham @qut.edu.au
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Keywords: fuzzy logic, conceptual design, shape specification, aesthetics
ISBN: 9783540002468
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Computer Graphics (080103)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Springer
Deposited On: 10 Feb 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:26

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