World is now changing rapidly in the face of industry 4.0. All the things are now computerized with the complicated program to run. Such a great change significantly brings the big effects in many aspects such as industry, economy and so on. This also offers many benefits as people are now heading to take advantage of the design automation which has been developed by the professional experts in a wide range of the fields. In accordance with it, the implementation of design automation apparently causes any cons.
Automation design involves the emergence of drones, robotics, artificial intelligences, programmable logic controllers and many more. As the development of these advanced technologies keep growing with new innovations, reducing the great number of workforce seems to be the nightmare for many people.
The shift between the manual operations to the automatic processes will make the people quit their current job because automation systems do not require many people to operate. Thus, the implementation of this automation system should be taken into considerations in advance.
Most common principles in design automation to implement
It is said that design automation has greatly improved lives and people can gain its improvements by considering the four aspects such as transparency, adaptability, predictability and level of automation. This improvement has been implemented in the aviation industry since the 1980s with tremendous success.
As the time passes by, researchers in different fields are attempting to conduct research in automation in wider scopes. To design the automation in different fields, there are some principles to consider as mentioned before.
Above all, transparency is said to be the most significant and first principle to consider and it plays a vital role in bringing success in design automation. The word transparency refers to the ways how a certain system performs its jobs. In this regard, the designers who create the automation system should be clever because the process of how the system works does not completely appear on the screen. Thus, the signifiers should be created to bring transparency because humans come into play.
In dealing with transparency, people should be able to predict what the design automation system will do. It might be difficult at first, but the difficulty becomes the major challenge that the industry should deal with. This is what Spotify does which always suggests the songs at any time even though the recommended songs are not kind of someone’s preference. Users should deal with the setting so that the favorite music appears in the list. In line with it, the automation system users should make any adaptations to make sure how the systems work as expected.
It is broadly known that design automation performs its function automatically. On the other hand, it is not fully automated because there might be some parts that should be done manually. It is said that being automated sometimes seems to be annoying because automation systems may fail in some conditions. When the user fails to operate the system, the machine will perform the job as it should not do. This later causes the problem in many aspects. When the problem arises, the operator should deal with it manually. If the automation ends the user in difficulties, let the system change into manual.
4. Level of automation
The design automation system should range from the low to the fullest system that it comprises of the stage of steps. According to the taxonomy of the automation proposed by Raja Parasuraman (2000), it is said that users should select the very best system in an attempt to maximize the advantages of using the automation system. Here, the automation system has four functions such as information acquisition, information analysis, decision and action selection and action implementation. Do not fully depend on the automated system if it risks your product of being declined by the consumers at the end of the day. Make the best choice to flourish in your company.
Examples of design automation in the world
Design automation has been highly influenced by advanced technology in this digital era. It is said that this automated system deals with the programmed software that makes the users relax in performing the job. As the time passes by, here are some best examples of the implementation of design automation in any field.
1. Technology design
In the 1970s, the semiconductor chips gained their popularity and it can be considered as the beginning of semi-automated systems. The semiconductor comprises billions of billion components and with the help of design automation, this can help to complete the work. In this regard, the semiconductor is later implemented in the automated systems so that it can form advanced technology such as artificial intelligence.
2. Visual design
Another example of the use of design automation is the visual design that covers graphic design. This can be segmented into either semi-automated or automated. In this case, the software built by a certain company comprises a million templates as part of automatic customization. Artificial intelligence plays a significant role in designing the templates by learning from a million of designs and artworks.
3. Infrastructure design
It is no longer deniable that infrastructure design always deals with the automated system in performing repetitive tasks. When it is performed by the human, boredom might be the major problem to resolve and the design automation plays a significant role in helping the people to deal with the repetitive tasks and make the tasks completed faster. This can be found in the telecom network that involves the configuration details of connections and devices.
Industry 4.0 demands the industry owners to take the advantages of the development of technology. The role of technology is expected to make a shift of the human in an attempt to perform the tasks efficiently and effectively. In line with it, there has been a growing number of automated systems designed with respect to the principle of automation. This surely becomes the solution in creating an automated system that suits the market demand so that the product manufactured by the industry is still acceptable by the people.