Using Interpretive Structural Modeling to Make Decisions for Direction of Caring Design

  • Ming-Tang WangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9175)


Interpretive structural modelling (ISM) is a well-established methodology for identifying relationships among specific items, which define a problem or an issue. The natural caring is born with human beings; besides caring persons the natural environment is also important. In this research, Interpretive structural modeling (ISM) is used to make decision for design direction of rescuing injury in landslide disaster, recognized the main target to solve ease of use and independent problems (level 1) and the main problem are reliability issues (level 2), the safe issue (Level 3), the security issue (level 4) for the proposed stretcher. Finally, the design direction is concluded, new stretcher structure was proposed to be independent and confident for conveying, and collecting the scenario for ATV drag rescue stretcher.


Caring design Design direction ISM Make decision 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Department of EducationNational Kaohsiung Normal UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan, R.O.C

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