Engineering Design Methods Strategies for Product Design

ISBN-10: 0471872504
ISBN-13: 9780471872504
Edition: 3rd 2000 (Revised)
Authors: Nigel Cross
List price: $90.00
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Description: This text offers strategies and tactics for product design. Its main emphasis is the design of products that have an engineering context, and it is primarily concerned with problem formulation.

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Book details

List price: $90.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/9/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

This text offers strategies and tactics for product design. Its main emphasis is the design of products that have an engineering context, and it is primarily concerned with problem formulation.

Nigel Crossis Emeritus Professor of Design Studies, Open University, UK, with vast experience as a design teacher and an international reputation as a design scholar through books such asDesignerly Ways of Knowingand Analysing Design Activity, and editorship of the leading research journal Design Studies.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Understanding Design
The Nature of Design
Design Activities
Design Problems
Problem Structures
Design Ability
What Designers Say
How Designers Think
Learning to Design
The Design Process
Descriptive Models
Prescriptive Models
An Integrative Model
Doing Design
New Design Procedures
Systematic Procedures
Design Methods
Creative Methods
Rational Methods
Clarifying Objectives
The Objectives Tree Method
Establishing Functions
The Function Analysis Method
Setting Requirements
The Performance Specification Method
Determining Characteristics
The Quality Function Deployment Method
Generating Alternatives
The Morphological Chart Method
Evaluating Alternatives
The Weighted Objectives Method
Improving Details
The Value Engineering Method
Managing Design
Design Strategies
What is a Design Strategy?
Frameworks for Action
Strategy Control
Setting Strategies and Choosing Tactics
Product Development
Product Design
Product Planning
Product Innovation
Technology Push and Market Pull
References and Sources
Index

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