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Assessing Degree of Novelty of Products to Ascertain Innovative Products

Sarkar, Prabir and Chakrabarti, Amaresh (2006) Assessing Degree of Novelty of Products to Ascertain Innovative Products. In: International Conference on Product Life Cycle Management PLM06, July 2006, Bangalore.

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Abstract

Substantial increase in competition compels design firms to develop new products at an increasingly rapid pace. This situation pressurizes engineering teams to develop better products and at the same time develop products faster [1]. Continuous innovation is a key factor to enable a company to generate profit on a continued basis, through the introduction of new products in the market – a prime intention for Product Lifecycle Management. Creativity, affecting a wide spectrum of business portfolios, is regarded as the crucial factor for designing products. A central goal of product development is to create products that are sufficiently novel and useful. This research focuses on the determination of novelty of engineering products. Determination of novelty is important for ascertaining the newness of a product, to decide on the patentability of the design, to compare designers' capability of solving problems and to ascertain the potential market of a product. Few attempts at measuring novelty is available in literature [2, 3, 4], but more in-depth research is required for assessing degree of novelty of products. This research aims to determine the novelty of a product by enabling a person to determine the degree of novelty in a product. A measure of novelty has been developed by which the degree of ''novelty'' of products can be ascertained. An empirical study has been conducted to determine the validity of this method for determining the 'novelty' of the products.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2011 09:13
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/42369

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