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WikID is a semantic industrial design engineering reference wiki, originally started in 2008 by the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology.[1] WikID is a design tool, offering information in a compact manner tailored to its user group, being the Industrial Designers.[2] In WikID the domain of Industrial Design Engineering may be browsed from three angles: Design Methods, Design Aspects, and Product Domains.

Design methods[edit]

The category Design Methods include design theories, design methods and design techniques; these techniques are for example creativity techniques or techniques to create the design goal or techniques to evaluate product features in a product design.

Design aspects[edit]

The category Design Aspects include the aspects usually found in lists of requirements for product designs; these aspects are (not limited to) ergonomics, production techniques, aesthetics, product safety, sustainability, energy techniques, costs, materials, logistics, marketing, interaction, quality.

Product domains[edit]

A Product Domain is the domain in which the to be designed product will be used; this may be an office environment, kitchen environment, a medical domain, and more.


  1. ^ Vroom, R.W., Jelierse, R., Olieman, A.M., Van 't Ende, J.J., and Kooijman, A. (2010) The Development of an Industrial Design Engineering Wiki: WikID. Proceedings of the Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering 2010 Symposium (TMCE 2010), Ancona, Italy.
  2. ^ Vroom, R.W. and Olieman, A.M. (2010) Design Relevance in an Industrial Design Engineering Wiki. Proceedings of the Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering 2010 Symposium (TMCE 2010), Ancona, Italy.

Vroom, R.W., Van 't Ende, J.J., Jelierse, R., Olieman, A.M., and Kooijman, A. (2009) Creating a Community Base for WikID; an Industrial Design Engineering Wiki. In: J. Malins (Ed.), Design Connexity : Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference of the European Academy of Design (pp. 464–469). (AED 2009), Aberdeen: Gray's School of Art, The Robert Gordon University.

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