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Author Duffy, Alex H. B.

Title The Design Productivity Debate [electronic resource] / edited by Alex H.B. Duffy.

Published London : Springer London, 1998.


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Physical description 1 online resource (vii, 290 pages 83 illustrations)
Contents Summary Paper -- I: Design Studies: investigating productivity; social activity of engineering design; influences on design process in industry; co-operative product development using process-based approach; multidisciplinary knowledge acquisition -- II: Design Development: socio-technical system for supporting design management; Design Co-ordination Framework: key elements -- III: Concurrent Engineering: a successful example of design research; using focus groups; architecture for Concurrent Engineering -- IV: Design Knowledge and Information: design information issues; improving design management in the building industry; design as building and reuse of artifact.
Summary Over the past decade, with greater emphasis being placed upon shorter lead times, better quality products, reduced product costs, and greater customer satisfaction, the topic of Engineering Design has received increased interest from the industrial and ac ademic communities. Considerable effort has been directed at developing design process methodologies and building computer tools that focus upon relatively narrow aspects of design, but many key problems in Engineering Design research and practice remain unanswered. Resulting from the First International Engineering Design Debate held in Glasgow, UK in late 1996, this volume discusses the main issues concerning the improvement of design productivity. Covering design studies, design development, concurrent engineering and design knowledge and information, it attempts to derive a common understanding of the basic factors, problems and potential solutions involved.
Subject Engineering.
Engineering design.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781447115380 (electronic bk.)
1447115384 (electronic bk.)