On the Prediction of Product Aesthetic Evaluation Based on Hesitant-Fuzzy Cognition and Neural Network

Complexity 2022:1-18 (2022)
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Abstract

Product market competitiveness is positively influenced by the aesthetic value of product form, which is closely related to product complexity. By measuring the cognitive complexity of the product, this research establishes the relationship between the complexity and aesthetics of the product using an artificial neural network. Hence the prediction of product beauty is achieved, which guides design decisions. In this article, the complexity of product form is first measured through a combination of hesitant-fuzzy theory and information axiom. Afterward, the result is weighted by exponential entropy and dimensionally compressed. This method makes data more suitable for the prediction with small samples, obtaining an accuracy improvement of up to 40% compared with traditional approaches. Finally, the importance order of the design elements which affect morphological complexity is acquired. Results show that three of the six complexity features are more significant, impacting the aesthetic feeling of product form. The method increases the attractiveness of products to customers, providing valuable design support for enterprises and designers in the early days when a new product is designed, and reducing research and development risks.

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Some informational aspects of visual perception.Fred Attneave - 1954 - Psychological Review 61 (3):183-193.
measures of complexity.Seth Lloyd - 2001 - Control Systems Magazine 21 (4).

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