The Art of Product Design: Changing How Things Get Made

The Art of Product Design: Changing How Things Get Made

by Hardi Meybaum
     
 

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The Web has revolutionized so many things, but has only just begun to change what really matters—the physical world. The things you pick up, drive, sit on, and rely on to live your life haven't been affected by the digital revolution. Until now.

The Art of Product Design explains the rise of Open Engineering, a way of breaking down barriers and

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The Web has revolutionized so many things, but has only just begun to change what really matters—the physical world. The things you pick up, drive, sit on, and rely on to live your life haven't been affected by the digital revolution. Until now.

The Art of Product Design explains the rise of Open Engineering, a way of breaking down barriers and taking advantage of web-based communities, knowledge, and tools to accelerate the design and manufacturing processes.

What's changing? Suddenly, in small-town South Carolina, Terry Stonehocker gets commissions from California. In the depths of Greece's economic meltdown, Andreas Gkertsos gets a great job offer. Out in Oregon, self-taught Tommy Mueller finds Hollywood asking for his help. And way over in Cochin, India, Sasank Gopinathan becomes the go-to guy for an American maker of supercars.

The world's design and engineering organizations are catching on. With CAD professionals networking in online communities and using new tools to share and collaborate, an almost infinite reservoir of expertise is within reach for companies of all sizes. Learn how big organizations, like GE and Nokia, are jumping in with both feet, by issuing an open "challenge" seeking novel engineering solutions to their hardest problems. See how small companies like Rest Devices try a hundred prototype designs to find the perfect fit in less than a year. Meet the individual engineers all over the world finding new ways to build great products faster.

The Art of Product Design shows you how embracing Open Engineering will unlock resources, open new opportunities, and put you ahead of the competition.

The Art of Product Design shows you:

  • How companies large and small are drawing on Open Engineering to build better products faster
  • How crowdsourcing ideas can jump-start the creative process
  • The benefits of connecting engineers and designers to peers and partners through the design process
  • How to overcome the challenges of communicating complex ideas
  • The benefits of rapid design iteration
  • Common problems with outside manufacturers and how online tools can improve communications
  • How social networking and other new technologies speed up the design process

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118763346
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/24/2014
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
931,630
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Hardi Meybaum is a mechanical engineer, and the cofounderand CEO of GrabCAD Inc. Hardi's vision of how manufacturers,engineers, designers, and students could work together online ledhim to create the GrabCAD Community for engineers and designers,bringing together more than one million members who have sharedmore than 350,000 projects.

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