Designers: The Key to Successful Product Development

Designers: The Key to Successful Product Development

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ISBN-13: 9781447112709
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 12/09/2011
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
Pages: 319
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Design Research Methods.- Thought and Design - Research Strategies, Single-case Approach and Methods of Validation.- Theoretical Approach in Design Methodology.- Describing Design as a Reflective Practice: Observations on Schon’s Theory of Practice.- An Overview of Descriptive Studies in Relation to a General Design Research Methodology.- The Further Development of Design Methodologies.- Résumé of Section I.- Section II: Individual Influences.- Expert Designers.- How Do Designers from Practice Design?.- Having a Nose for Good Solutions - The Development of Individual Strategies for the Design Process.- Résumé of Section II.- Section III: Team Influences.- Storytelling and Metaphor in the Engineering Design Process.- A Framework for Instrumenting Design Teams.- Forensic Analysis of the Engineering Design Process.- Integration of Group, Individual and External Influences in the Design Process.- Résumé of Section III.- Section IV: Organisational Influences.- The Development Department and Engineering Change Management.- Innovating the Product Development Organisation.- Planetary Organisation Offers Advantages in Project Work.- Résumé of Section IV.- Section V: Task and Process Variables.- Design Thinking - Possible Ways to Successful Solutions in Product Development.- Event Scales and Social Dimensions in Design Practice.- Information Processing and Storage during the Design Process: The Use of a Flexible Information System.- Information Management in the Design Process - Problems, Approaches and Solutions.- Résumé of Section V.- Section VI: Evaluation of Design Work and its 267 Result.- A Model of Product Development Performance.- Valuation of Design Concepts.- Successful Industrial Product Development.- Résumé of Section VI.- Conclusion and Outlook.

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