Mimicry, Process, and System Approaches in Product Design Innovation
On the first day of the new semester of Academic Year 2022/2023, August 22, 2022, the Initial General Lecture of Product Design ITB was held. For the first time in 2 years, students, lecturers, and staff of PSDP FSRD ITB met face to face after going through the pandemic period. The event was held at the ITB CRCS auditorium with two speakers, Bimo Atiflugeni (an alumnus of Product Design Program and the founder of Ame Raincoat) and Bismo Jelantik Joyodiharjo (lecturer and researcher of Human and Industrial Product Design Research Group FSRD ITB).
The speaker discussed material entitled “. “Mimicry, Process and System Approaches (MPS) is an alternative method or tool that can be used in product design development. The discussion starts from the position of product design on the scientific map of art, science, and engineering. Students learned that design has context-based solutions that always include aesthetics and function. The MPS method systematically helps the design process unlock the potential of local wisdom, natural intelligence, and human creativity. MIMICRY uses inspiration, expressions, actions, and gestures from other objects or creatures (not duplicates or copies). It is divided into 3 main parts: surface (design display, familiar with other objects and their implications), behavioral (design acts, response, has emotions like other objects) and functional (design works, solves problems like any other object). Students are given simple examples in the form of desktop icons (surface), aibo robot (behavioral), and velcro (functional). In the second stage, PROCESS, this material is directed at the production steps, namely Formative (printing), Subtractive (reducing), and Additive (adding). He also gave examples from the results of the final stage studies in 2003 (manual) compared to the 3D research in 2019. SYSTEM in MPS is a procedure, arrangement, and schema in the design, and on this occasion, he divided it into Modular and Integral. Examples of innovations using the MPS approach and some of their potential developments (Modultrax, Manta3D, Angklung3D, Sigap750, etc.) were explained to students. Students were also given information about related courses (DP3007 Design Morphology) and the Virtual Laboratory Biodesign.itb which has been used and produced several exhibited products, seminars and HAKI (10 granted) since 2019. Students or the academic community are welcome to jointly develop this biodesign.itb lab. The general lecture is then closed with exciting discussions with students and it to be closed due to limited time”, said Bismo Jelantik Joyodiharjo.
It is hoped in the future that students can be more enthusiastic, creative, and harmonious in their studies. The event should encourage or inspire students to develop their potential.