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    • ISSN: 1793-8236 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title Int. J. Eng. Technol.
    • Frequency:  Quarterly 
    • DOI: 10.7763/IJET
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IJET 2019 Vol.11(1): 55-61 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2019.V11.1123

Proposition of M Method System

Daisuke Iseki, Shota Amabe, Takeo Kato, and Yoshiyuki Matsuoka

Abstract—Along with the progress in technical capabilities in recent years, many artifacts are becoming increasingly complicated. It is therefore necessary to conduct "unrestricted thinking" and "rational thinking" for the product design of large-scale artifacts. In order to support this form of design, the M method, based on the Multispace Design Model (M model) is proposed here. The M method is designing design methods based on the M model that can comprehensively address various design tasks. This method supports designers to derive design solutions by continuously repeating the processes of extracting, classifying, and associating the design elements. We extracted some problems of the M method by analyzing the questionnaire conducted in the design workshop of the M method held in 2013, and proposed the M method system by improving their solutions. Additionally, the applicability of the proposed M method system was verified through the questionnaire survey conducted in a design workshop. This study proposes the M method system delivered via computer in order to enable designers to employ the M method effectively in the design activity. In the proposed M method system, by digitizing sketching by paper and extraction work of design elements by handwritten memo, it is possible to perform all design processes in the M method on the M method system. Therefore, improvement of work efficiency is expected.

Index Terms—Multispace design model, multispace design method, M method system.

Daisuke Iseki and Shota Amabe are with the Graduate of Science and Technology, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan (e-mail: sweetsweetjp@gmail.com; fctokyo48694062@yahoo.co.jp).
Takeo Kato and Yoshiyuki Matsuoka are with the Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan (e-mail: kato@mech.keio.ac.jp, matsuoka@mech.keio.ac.jp).

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Cite: Daisuke Iseki, Shota Amabe, Takeo Kato, and Yoshiyuki Matsuoka, "Proposition of M Method System," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 55-61, 2019.

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