THE DESIGN OF SCIENCE BASED PRODUCTS: AN INTERPRETATION AND MODELLING WITH C-K THEORY
The paper addresses the design of Science Based Products (SBPs): these products need the efficient introduction of scientific research within the design process, as well as functional and testing innovations. First, we show that classic design theories are not adapted to SBPs which require more powerful design theories like C-K theory (Hatchuel and weil 2003). Second, we model the design of SBPs as a sequence of Design spaces, ie specific subsets of the initial SBP concept where design learning is possible. This can be easily and fruitfully modelled with C-K theory, as it allows several learnings to interact with conceptual expansions in the same design process. We discuss these findings in a real design project: new bio-climates in cars.