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066 - Empirical Modelling in Product Design


The purpose of this paper is to introduce and illustrate the application of an approach to modelling known as Empirical Modelling (EM), a collection of principles and techniques that has been under development at the University of Warwick, UK. The environment for EM supports a high level of interaction with a model. EM tools allow the user to build a model that is always open to extension, refinement and revisiorL Our case study illustrates the application of EM and demonstrates its potential as an alternative approach to modelling a product in its situated context.


computer-based model, computer simulation, empirical modelling, product design, product modelling.