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Idea Inspire

IDEA-INSPIRE is a computational tool for supporting designers to generate novel solutions for product design problems by providing, as stimuli, information about natural or artificial systems that are analogically relevant for solving the problem. It uses the corpus of the diverse motions that nature exhibits as a potent source of inspiration for solving product design problems, especially in inspiring creativity and innovation of novel products. The software has a database with entries from natural and artificial systems, annotated in a unique behavioral language, so that automated analogical search can be carried out to retrieve entries that have strong likelihood of inspiring novel solutions to a given design problem. The designer can browse through the database or incase he has a specific design problem to be solved, he can as well use the various search strategies to find suitable entries.

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