The development of an artificial intelligence assistant for participatory design in the engineering design educational environment

Yu Hung Chien, Hsien Sheng Hsiao, Yu Shan Chang, Chun Kai Yao

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Abstract

Participatory design (PD) is a method that focuses on the nature of collaboration, enabling users to participate actively in the design process and assess the feasibility of the design and give feedback. The characteristics make it suitable for application in the field of education, to train students to explore the user’s needs for products and participate in the solution of the problem. However, applying PD in the educational environment is not easy because it is difficult to find product users to participate in the teaching process throughout the school. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to design, construct, and develop a smart voice assistant. It can act like a product user to have a smooth conversation with students. The intelligent voice assistant will give feedback to students. This study has analyzed the dialogue between users and designers by the past PD research and found out the intention in the process of dialogue based on the engineering design process. And based on these intentions, the experience in the use of products, product requirements, unmet, and other information was collected into the database. The developed intelligent voice assistant can partially replace the real user in the PD. An experiment will be conducted to confirm the effectiveness of the developed intelligent voice assistant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on Engineering Education - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL2019 – Volume 1
EditorsMichael E. Auer, Hanno Hortsch, Panarit Sethakul
PublisherSpringer
Pages358-365
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030402730
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 1
Event22nd International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2019 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2019 Sep 252019 Sep 27

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1134 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2019
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period19/9/2519/9/27

Keywords

  • Engineering design education
  • Intelligent assistant
  • Participatory design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Chien, Y. H., Hsiao, H. S., Chang, Y. S., & Yao, C. K. (2020). The development of an artificial intelligence assistant for participatory design in the engineering design educational environment. In M. E. Auer, H. Hortsch, & P. Sethakul (Eds.), The Impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on Engineering Education - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL2019 – Volume 1 (pp. 358-365). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 1134 AISC). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40274-7_36