‘Conceptor’ Model is a methodology for developing design concepts in the context of a Multilayer Perceptron
‘Conceptor’ Model is a design concept development methodology approached in the context of Multilayer Perceptron, consisting of the following elements. First, the ‘Conceptor’ components are based on the characteristics of the components of the Multilayer Perceptron. Second, the ‘Conceptor’ components must have more than one variable to plan an effective concept. Third, based on the above regulations, the theoretical sentence of ‘Conceptor’ is “Dependent variables (DVs) are exchangeable variables and support multiple Interdependent Variables (IDVs). Interdependent Variables (IDVs) are co-subordinate to topics (PT) and a concept. Dependent Variables (DVs) and Interdependent Variables (IDVs) lead to Relationship Connections (RC1 & 2), and control the sequence of DV and IDV sets.”
Concepts play a vital role in the design research process. The concept is an invisible and essential element of design that forms the result of the design and delivers the message that the form wants to express. In the field of design education, however, form education has been systematically conducted in its own right. Still, the study of concept has been relatively weak, which can convey a message that enables design forms.
I recognized the need for such research and sought to study the concept development methodology for design. The purpose of this study is to develop a method of developing systematic design concepts and teaching methods to develop logical thinking, thereby making use of logic and language for students and designers who lack logical and linguistic thinking.
The progress of this study was first to identify the concept’s etymology and features to establish the concept, and in particular, knowledge, as a fundamental element of creative concepts, was discussed in the way of the concept. Also, the design concept thought system derived by applying and analyzing Gilford’s Creativity research and Carol’s Decision Making by analyzing the design case studies. Through this study, I recognized a given problem with the design and identified the factors, such as human psychology, history, economics, social conditions, environmental change, technology, and culture.
Design concepts are created in the human brain, and this view is explored in a Multilayer Perceptron, one of the discussions of Connectivity. In investigating the relationship between concept and Multilayer Perceptron, I studied the characteristics of the essential elements of the design concept and the Multilayer Perceptron. The analysis was applied to the basic model of the Multilayer Perception to explore the possibility of developing design concepts by Multilayer Perception. This concept was applied to a Multilayer Perceptron model, ‘Word perception model’ of McClelland and Rumelhart, to study on developing a model of design concepts by an efficient Multilayer Perceptron. As a result, I developed the ‘Design Concept Development Methodology,’ and I named ‘Conceptor.’ ‘Conceptor’ is a model and tool that makes it easy to create a design concept.
- 2015, published “Evaluation of ‘Design Conceptor’ Education, a Methodology for Developing Design Concepts,” Journal of the Korean Society of Design Culture, 21-2, 623-635.
- 2009, published “Design Concept Development Model Context to a Multilayer Perceptron,” Journal of Korean Society of Design Science,22-3, 89-104.
- 2009, published “Problem and Problem Solving as Important Elements for Developing a Design Concept,” Journal of Digital Design, 9-1, 267-277.
- 2008, July 7, invited to resent a lecture at the Icograda Design Week Daegu 2008, Daegu, Korea
- 2006, April 30-May 5, invited to present a presentation at the Symposiodesign Amman 2006, Jordan
- 2006, February 22, received a Ph.D. in Art (Major in Design) degree from Hongik University, Seoul, Korea. Thesis title: ‘Conceptor’ as a Methodology for Developing Design Concepts Context to a Multilayer Perceptron. Head Advisor: Ahn Sang-Soo
- 2006, February 8, USA Presentation Tour ‘Conceptor & Formalization’ at California State University Northridge, Northridge, California
- 2006, February 1, USA Presentation Tour ‘Conceptor & Formalization’ at the University of Oregon, Corvallis, Oregon
- 2006, January 26, USA Presentation Tour ‘Conceptor & Formalization’ at Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island
- 2005, published “Conceptor: Creating the Value of Concept,” United Designs (pp. 46-55), Seoul: Masthead.
- 2004, July, conducted reference research utilizing the UC Library System at the UCLA Library
- 2003, October 14-17, presented an original article at 6th ADC Tsukuba, Japan
- 2002-2003, initiated pilot studies at Hanyang University, Ansan, Korea
- 1999-2001, initiated preliminary studies at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas