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Design process improvement : a review of current practice

Author: John Clarkson; Claudia Eckert
Publisher: London [U.K.] : Springer, ©2005.
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Vi The process is important! I learned this lesson the hard way during my previous existence working as a design engineer with PA Consulting Group's Cambridge Technology Centre. One of my earliest assignments involved the development of a piece of labo- tory automation equipment for a major European pharmaceutical manufacturer. Two things stick in my mind from those early days - first, that the equipment was always  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Design process improvement.
London [U.K.] : Springer, ©2005
(DLC) 2004052526
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Clarkson; Claudia Eckert
ISBN: 185233701X 9781852337018 9781846280610 1846280613
OCLC Number: 613195198
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 560 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The reality of design --
Design issues --
Models of designing --
Design planning and modelling --
Systems engineering --
Requirements engineering --
Human resources --
Artificial intelligence for design process improvement --
Complexity --
Thinking and representing in design --
Communication in design --
Engineering change --
Risk in the design process --
Design for X --
Engineering knowledge management --
Quality management --
Workflow for design --
Integrated new product development --
Product portfolio management --
The transfer of methods into industry --
Design research --
Institute of Theoretical Psychology, University of Bamberg --
Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre, University of Bath --
Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge --
A culture of design research and teaching, Carnegie Mellon University --
Product Development and Machine Elements, Darmstadt University of Technology --
School of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology --
The Design Group, Technical University of Denmark --
The Systems Realization Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology --
Engineering Design Research, University of Grenoble --
Institute of Machine Design and Automotive Engineering, University of Karlsruhe (TH) --
Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University --
Information Technologies in Mechanical Engineering, University of Magdeburg --
Design Process Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology --
Institute of Product Development, Technische Universität München --
Engineering Design Centre, University of Newcastle --
Center for Design Research, Stanford University --
Integrated Product Development, the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm --
The CAD Centre, University of Strathclyde --
BAE SYSTEMS/Rolls-Royce University Technology Partnership for Design --
M.J. Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University --
Technological Innovation Research Group, Politecnico di Torino --
Intelligent Interactive Distributed Systems, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam --
The Center for Engineering Learning and Technology, University of Washington.
Responsibility: edited by John Clarkson and Claudia Eckert.
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Intended for business leaders who want to understand the role of design management as a driver for commercial success; design managers who want to improve their company design procedures; designers  Read more...


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