In this paper, we explore the impact of the rapid digital transformation in Applied Arts and Design and its influence on the realm of Maintainability. We examine how CAD, 3D modeling, have revolutionized the conceptualization and prototyping stages, enabling precise idea communication and immersive representations. Specifically, we focus on Design for Maintainability (DfMn) and its critical aspects such as repairability, serviceability, maintainability, and reliability, which significantly affect cost and user satisfaction. By leveraging this tool, designers can create highly maintainable and user-friendly products. The transformative potential of this tool in industrial design is highlighted, providing promising avenues for future research and development. The research problem investigates how can digital transformation be leveraged to improve maintainability in industrial design. While the research objective discusses and envisions ways to develop and evaluate an innovative digital design tool that empowers industrial designers to optimize Design for Maintainability (DfMn) by integrating features such as maintainability assessment, virtual prototyping, collaboration, seamless integration with design software, and optimization suggestions. © 2023 Elsevier Science. All rights reserved
Fathy, Ahmed Tarek Mohamed; Ghareeb, Salwa El; and Shaban, Yasser
"Digital Transformation and Design for Maintainability in Industrial Design,"
Journal of Art, Design and Music: Vol. 3
, Article 10.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.55554/2785-9649.1031
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