Mass customization methodology for footwear design

Yifan Zhang, Ameersing Luximon, Xiao Ma, Xiaoling Guo, Ming Zhang

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Nowadys consumers are sophisticated and want better quality personalized products at lower prices. In order to satisfy consumers, footwear companies have to predict consumers' trends and produce huge varieties of designs using mass production technologies. This results in wastage and high inventory cost. Recently mass customization methodologies have been proposed. Mass customization enables the design and production of an almost custom made product at almost mass production costs. This can be achieved by reducing the wastage and inventory cost. The products are designed specifically for the consumer, eventually improving consumer satisfaction and the companies' market share. Many researchers have discussed the framework of mass customization; however, there is limited study on the system details, especially for footwear design. The main purpose of this research is to propose a methodology for the mass customization of footwear - both style and fit customization.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Human Modeling - Third International Conference, ICDHM 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2011
Event3rd International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, ICDHM 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 9 Jul 201114 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6777 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference3rd International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, ICDHM 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


  • Computer-Aided design (CAD) technology
  • Custom footwear
  • Fit customization
  • Footwear design
  • Mass customization
  • Style customization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Theoretical Computer Science


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