Innovative Conceptual Design

Author: Ehud Kroll
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521778480
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This 2001 book covers theory and applications of conceptual design, the initial stage of engineering design.

Design Theory

Author: Pascal Le Masson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319502778
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This textbook presents the core of recent advances in design theory and its implications for design methods and design organization. Providing a unified perspective on different design methods and approaches, from the most classic (systematic design) to the most advanced (C-K theory), it offers a unique and integrated presentation of traditional and contemporary theories in the field. Examining the principles of each theory, this guide utilizes numerous real life industrial applications, with clear links to engineering design, industrial design, management, economics, psychology and creativity. Containing a section of exams with detailed answers, it is useful for courses in design theory, engineering design and advanced innovation management. "Students and professors, practitioners and researchers in diverse disciplines, interested in design, will find in this book a rich and vital source for studying fundamental design methods and tools as well as the most advanced design theories that work in practice". Professor Yoram Reich, Tel Aviv University, Editor-in-Chief, Research In Engineering Design. "Twenty years of research in design theory and engineering have shown that training in creative design is indeed possible and offers remarkably operational methods - this book is indispensable for all leaders and practitioners who wish to strengthen theinnovation capacity of their company." Pascal Daloz, Executive Vice President, Dassault Systèmes

Pahl Beitz Konstruktionslehre

Author: Gerhard Pahl
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3540340610
Format: PDF, Docs
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Bewährt und international anerkannt: methodische Grundlagen als Voraussetzung erfolgreicher Produktentwicklung. Dieses Buch strafft die wissenschaftlichen Grundlagen und beschreibt Produktentwicklung anhand praktischer Beispiele. Mit neuen Lösungen zu Faserverbundbauweisen, Mecha- und Adaptronik; wirtschaftliche Realisierung durch Baureihen- und Baukastensysteme und vorausschauende Kostenbetrachtung; Qualitätssicherung mit wenig Aufwand und unter Einsatz der EDV. Neu in der 7. Auflage: Methoden zum Finden neuer Produktideen (auch ohne Push- und Pull-Ansatz), Product-Lifecycle-Management-Strategie (PLM), TRIZ, Produktdatenmanagement-Systeme.

Advancements in the Philosophy of Design

Author: Pieter E. Vermaas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319733028
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume presents 25 essays on the philosophy of design. With contributions originating from philosophy and design research, and from product design to architecture, it gives a rich spectrum of state of the art research and brings together studies on philosophical topics in which design plays a key role and design research to which philosophy contributes. Coverage zooms in on specific and more well-known design disciplines but also includes less-studied disciplines, such as graphic design, interior architecture and exhibition design. In addition, contributors take up traditional philosophical issues, such as epistemology, politics, phenomenology and philosophy of science. Some essays cover philosophical issues that emerge in design, for instance what design can do in addressing societal problems, while other essays analyze main-stream philosophical issues in which design is part of the argument, as for instance abduction and aesthetics. Readers will discover new research with insightful analyses of design research, design thinking and the specificity of design. Overall, this comprehensive overview of an emerging topic in philosophy will be of great interest to researchers and students.

Complexity

Author: Nam P. Suh
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195178769
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Nam P. Suh focussed his axiomatic design theories on methods to understand and deal with complexity. Suh is a well-respected designer and researcher in the fields of manufacturing and composite materials. He is best known for his systems that aim to speed up and simplify the process of design for manufacturing. The 'axioms' in axiomatic design refer to a process to help engineers reduce design specifications down to their simplest components, so that the engineers can produce the simplest possible solution to a problem. Complexity, besides being a key area of burgeoning research in disciplines interested in complex systems and chaos theory (like computer science and physics), is a complicating factor in engineering design that many engineers find difficult to overcome. Suh's multidisciplinary exploration of complex systems is meant to eliminate much of the confusion and allow engineers to accommodate complexity within simple, elegant design solutions.

Integration of Process Knowledge into Design Support Systems

Author: Hubert Kals
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792356554
Format: PDF
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This book presents selected papers from the 1999 CIRP International Design Seminar. Design is a fundamental creative human activity. This certainly applies to the design of artifacts, the realisation of which has to meet ever-increasing demands. All ideas for new and better artifacts have been elaborated by designers, who have turned them into feasible concepts and finally transformed them into realisable product models. Design knowledge is difficult to capture. Design, as a process, is difficult to organise. The analysis and structuring of design (process) knowledge is necessary in order to build design support systems. Furthermore, substantial research effort is still needed to develop design as a `science of synthesis'. The principles of synthesis need to be better understood before design methods and computer support tools can be developed, which are fit for integration in the industrial manufacturing process. This volume includes an introduction to design theories and methods, design and engineering processes, the role of computer support tools, and artificial intelligence in design support. The other contributions can be divided roughly into two categories. The first category deals with design support tools in relation to such topics as conceptual design, collaborative design, modelling, design optimization and evaluation. The second category treats the control of design and engineering processes in relation to subjects such as product and process knowledge, process representation, synthesis of thought and methods, integration, and concurrency.