Samsung has independently developed Evolution Mapping System(EMS) software embedded on the computer with touch-screen. The system has intuitive interface for visualising the patents and can create the network map of selected patents but sorting process is still left as a human task. We read and filtered about 1,700 patents interested in the certain topic, grouped and named them with order of evolution defined by our own.
Based on the patent map, we came with the related idea of future Samsung product. We created a concept video of our concept product, in very fool-hardy manner We also developed 3D version of the concept product and printed but output was not that elaborated so we excluded it in the final presentation.
Simultaneously, we also listed several UI design problems and needs in EMS. Our team developed the automation model of the system with professor’s interview.
Additionally, a number of ideation sessions for existing product design modification and new product development were also carried during the whole process. In each session, the members presented the ideas from their own interests related with the Samsung’s product line and services.
|.||Evolutionary Patent Mapping : Connected Cars||Concept Product Design and Prototyping||EMS UI & Algorithm Improvement|
|Lead||All||Saebom Kwon||Hyemi Kim, Jaeyong Oh|
|W1||Software Companies Patent Analysis||User Needs and Relevant Product Research||Finding EMS UI Problems and Needs|
|W2||Software Companies Evolutionary Patent Mapping|
|Outreach : Advanced Automotive Research Center, Seoul Nat'l University|
|W3||Car Maker Companies Patent Analysis||Conducing Concept Idea Based on Evolutionary Map||Literature Review for EMS automation Algorithm|
|W4||Car Maker Companies Evolutionary Patent Mapping|
|W5||Composite Patent Map Development||User Scenario and Product Configuration 3D Modeling||EMS Automation Algorithm Experiment|
|Outreach : Interview|
|W6||Concept Scenario Video Making||EMS Automation Algorithm Experiment|
Two patent evolutionary maps were created. The final concept video and slides were presented in front of interested people from Samsung, both University professors and students.