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Tools and Tactics of Design

ISBN-10: 0471386480
ISBN-13: 9780471386483
Edition: 2001
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Description: This text uses an integrated and interactive set of materials to teach students about the process of engineering design. It introduces the reader to the cognitive and interpersonal skills required to execute the design process.

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Book details

List price: $96.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/14/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

This text uses an integrated and interactive set of materials to teach students about the process of engineering design. It introduces the reader to the cognitive and interpersonal skills required to execute the design process.

Introduction
Introduction to Engineering Design--The Art of Design
Organization of This Design Text
Intersection of Phases and Steps with Skills and Activities
Phases and Steps of the Design Process
Skills and Activities
Case Examples, Projects, and Other Learning Tools
Tips on Using this Text
Other Important Characteristics of the Design Process
Products and Systems
Multiple Goals
Closed Versus Open-Ended Problems
Application of Established Scientific Principles and Technologies
Iteration and Feedback
Stepwise, Sequential Design vs. Concurrent Design
Safety and Reliability Issues
Ethical Issues in Design
Chapter Review
Defining the Problem: Steps and Decision-Making Skills
Forming the Problem Statement
Research and Data Gathering
Eliminating Biases and Overcoming Assumptions
Analyzing Key Phrases
Identifying Functional Requirements
Using Objective Trees
Recognizing Constraints and Limitations
Using Sketches
Clarifying the Problem Over Time
Defining a Schedule and Forming a Team
Chapter Review
Defining the Problem: Project and People Skills
Project Management
Discussing and Defining Project Expectations
Coordinating Schedules and Planning Meetings
Establishing Working Agreements
Adhering to Your Working Agreement
Communication
Active Listening and Probing Skills
The Laboratory Record Book
Composition Skills
Collaboration
Overview of the Stages of Team Development
Working through Your Team's Forming Stage
Chapter Review
Behavioral Checklist for Phase 1
Design Phase 2: Formulating Solutions--Steps and Decision Making
Defining Design Parameters
Innovation Versus Origination
Considering External Factors
Identifying Alternatives
Brainstorming
Lateral Thinking
Delphi and Nominal Group Techniques
TRIZ
Evaluating and Analyzing Alternatives
Systematic Decision Grids
Force-Field Analysis
Making Estimates
Selecting a Solution
Chapter Review
Formulating Solutions: Project and People Skills
Project Management
Preparing and Using Gantt Charts
Program Evaluation and Review Technique and Critical Path Method
Establishing and Maintaining Records
Communication
Writing Proposals
Preparing Bibliographies
Collaboration
Ensuring Full and Open Participation
Reaching Consensus and Building Commitment
Managing Conflict
Avoiding Groupthink
Chapter Review
Behavioral Checklist for Phase 2
Developing Models and Prototypes (Steps and Decision Making)
Selecting a Modeling Process
Performing Design Analyses
Testing the Overall Design
Revising, Refining, and Critiquing the Design
Chapter Review
Developing Models and Prototypes: Project and People Skills
Project Management
Clarifying Role and Responsibilities
Obtaining Resources
Communication
Writing Progress Reports
Providing Feedback
Seeking Input and Feedback
Collaboration
Managing Role Conflict and Role Ambiguity
Recognizing Style Differences
Eliminating Social Loafing
Chapter Review
Behavioral Checklist for Phase 3
Presenting and Implementing Your Design
Presenting the Final Design
Developing Presentation Skills
Preparing Visual Displays
Making the Presentation
Involving All Team Members in Your Presentation
Writing the Final Design Report
Implementing Production
Dealing with Last-Minute Changes, Retrofits, and Workarounds
Checklisting
Seeking a Fresh Perspective
Introducing and Distributing
Ensuring Quality Management
Applying CQI to Your Design Project
Following Up
Reviewing Performance
Reviewing Team Process Effectiveness
Celebrating Successes
Chapter Review
Behavioral Checklist for Phase 4
Behavioral Checklist Summary Forms
Index

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