Cultural Creativity in Design Strategy: A Case Study of User’s Preference of a Bird-Shaped Teapot

  • Chi-Chang Lu
  • Po-Hsien Lin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8528)


The bionic design has become an important creative tool in the time of "perceptual consumption". Although the systematized concept and method for bionic design matured late as 1960s, but in essence it is an important method for creating artifacts in prehistoric era. The pottery Gui-tripod is just the masterpiece of bionic design pottery in Chinese Neolithic. Moreover, it represented the worship of sun - the spiritual power that ancient people relied on, and relating totems. In this article, the author wants to create a bird-shaped teapot transferred from the Pottery Gui-tripod. Besides the traditional Eastern charm, how can it have the style - the Modern fashion is the preoccupation. The research results show: shape extracted through Cezanne’s "Cylinder, Sphere and Cone" theory not only be able to achieve the goal of fashion, but also conducive to the implementation of computer-aided design tools.


Bionic design Product design teapot Pottery Gui-tripod Cezanne fashion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chi-Chang Lu
    • 1
  • Po-Hsien Lin
    • 2
  1. 1.Crafts and Design DepartmentNational Taiwan University of ArtTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Creative Industry DesignNational Taiwan University of ArtsTaipeiTaiwan

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