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id b428
authors Joseph Chuen-huei Huang
year 2007
title A Choice Model of Mass Customized Modular Housing by Internet Aided Design
source Joint Conference Proceedings of International Mass Customization Meeting 2007 (IMCM’07) and International Conference on Economic, Technical and Organizational Aspects of Product Configuration Systems (PETO’07), pp. 61-75
summary The Internet has increased the opportunities to apply the concept of mass customization to customer interaction by tailoring the content to individual needs. Within limited design parameters, customers can determine what options they wish by participating in the flow of the design process from the beginning. This concept has already been implemented in the computer, clothing, and automobile industries, but it has not been fully integrated in architecture, especially the housing industry which is more directly related to personal life style. The industry lacks a process that will lead to the customization of homes that respond to the unique values and needs of the occupants. The paper describes the relationship of client’s requirements and available design options of the proposed system by examples of its current prototype. By integrating the nature of modularity in prefabricated housing design, a proposed web-based design system will provide information filtering questionnaires to assist customers in selecting appropriate design components. A methodology has been developed that can generate design options based on the client’s needs and available modular components from selected product suppliers making it possible to simulate the final design before processing orders for assembling and manufacturing.
keywords advisory system; customer participation; interactive questionnaire, housing delivery process
series other
type normal paper
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