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Design matters : the organisation and principles of engineering design

Author: James Armstrong
Publisher: London : Springer, ©2008.
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"Design is the essential component of engineering. Design Matters demonstrates the need to understand the context, process and delivery of engineering projects and services by focusing on the nature and practice of engineering design. The book specifically highlights the cultural, economic, political and social parameters and illustrates the importance of their understanding as demonstrated by successful designers."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Armstrong, James.
Design matters.
London : Springer, ©2008
(DLC) 2007930217
(OCoLC)78989642
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Armstrong
ISBN: 9781846287220 1846287227 9781846283918 1846283914 1281139947 9781281139948
OCLC Number: 233972952
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 164 pages) : illustrations, maps, plans
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Contributors --
1 Introduction --
Purpose and Structure of the Book --
Design Context --
The Needs of Society --
The Creative Designer --
Basic Education --
2 The Design Process --
Introduction --
The Nature of Design Principles --
Practice of Design --
Formulation of Need --
Creative Response --
the Vision --
Delivery --
Performance in Practice --
Example of Case Study --
Formulation of Need --
Creative Response --
the Vision --
Delivery --
Performance in Practice --
Summary of Design Procedure --
3 Case Studies --
Introduction --
Statements of Principle --
Case Study Format --
Need --
All Design Begins with a Clearly Defined Need --
Vision --
All Designs Arise from a Creative Response to a Need --
Delivery --
All Designs Result in a System or Product That Meets the Need --
Performance --
Summary of Design Procedure --
Key Features of Specific Case Studies --
4 Case Studies --
Case Study 1: Automated Blood Analyser --
Formulation of Need --
The Creative Response --
the Vision --
Delivery --
Performance in Practice --
Case Study 2: Intelligent Prosthesis --
Formulation of Need --
The Creative Response --
the Vision --
Delivery --
Performance in Practice --
Case Study 3: Channel Tunnel UK Terminal --
Formulation of Need --
The Creative Response --
the Vision --
Delivery --
Performance in Practice --
Case Study 4: Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) --
Formulation of Need --
The Creative Response --
the Vision --
Delivery --
Performance in Practice --
Case Study 5: London Eye --
Formulation of Need --
The Creative Response --
the Vision --
Delivery --
Performance in Practice --
Case Study 6: Lesotho Hydro-electric Project --
Formulation of Need --
The Creative Response --
the Vision --
Delivery --
Performance in Practice --
Case Study 7: Maribyrnong Footbridge --
Formulation of Need --
The Creative Response --
the Vision --
Delivery --
Performance in Practice --
Case Study 8: Bahá'í Temple --
Delhi --
Formulation of Need --
The Creative Response --
the Vision --
Delivery --
Performance in Practice --
Case Study 9: Hampden Gurney Junior School --
Formulation of Need --
The Creative Response --
the Vision --
Delivery --
Performance in Practice --
Case Study 10: Bridge Academy --
Formulation of Need --
The Creative Response --
the Vision --
Delivery --
Case Study 11: Harris Manchester College, Oxford --
Formulation of Need --
The Creative Response --
the Vision --
Delivery --
Performance in Practice --
Case Study 12: Angel of the North --
Formulation of Need --
The Creative Response --
the Vision --
Delivery --
Performance in Practice --
5 Project Design Audit --
Values --
Professions --
A Detailed Case Study --
Formulation of Need --
The Creative Response --
the Vision --
Delivery --
Appendix --
The Case Study Format --
Formulation of Need --
The Creative Response --
the Vision --
Contextual Constraints --
Effective Creativity --
Delivery --
Performa.
Responsibility: James Armstrong.
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