CosMorph is a new classification framework of modern form design from the perspective of design morphology. This paper proposes combining three form-design methods with Eastern philosophy.
There are three basic questions in Eastern philosophical thinking: what is it, where it comes from, and where will it go, which lead to the three elements of form in this framework, respectively: classification method, starting point, and iteration driving force. Based on our classification framework we can reexamine, reclassify, and rediscuss hundreds of modern design schools of thought. In order to help artists, designers, and engineers establish a design thinking of form, we also propose three commonly used critical form design methods: Naturalistic Observation, Mathematical Analysis, and Deductive Reasoning.
The advent of the pandemic has transformed the way people interact with the world, affected the tendency of universal values, and changed the mainstream direction of the development of the Sci-tech tree. At the same time, the continuation of the epidemic has created a new normal of inclusiveness and tenacity. The CosMorph framework enables us to predict the future of the development direction and dynamic trends of form design, which provides a new thinking way and theoretical method for form design in the post-pandemic era and even in the long-term future.