VSMM '03

Digital styling for designers: in prospective automotive design

Seok-Hyung Bae

Ryugo Kijima


Although a great part of the new-product development process in automotive industry is already digitalized to some degree, the level of digitalization of the styling process is not so high particularly in view of concurrent engineering. This paper is (1) to investigate the state-of-the-art of computer-aided styling (CAS), (2) to propose desirable CAS guidelines reflecting the characteristics of the automotive styling process, and (3) to suggest three possible CAS alternatives based on the guidelines: (a) the digital design sketch, (b) real-size spline curve modification system, and (c) direct 3D shape creation method for professional automotive stylists.


Seok-Hyung Bae

Associate professor

Department of Industrial Design, KAIST
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