Problems of Product Design and Development

Problems of Product Design and Development

Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Studies

1st Edition - January 1, 1963

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  • Author: C. Hearn Buck
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483140193

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Problems of Product Design and Development provides an elementary introduction to product design and development. Some of the topics discussed include an introduction to the kinds of design and production; initiation of a new product; function and use of designed products; design for production and maintenance; coordination of design; job description of a designer; and research and legal protection of designs. This book is a good reference for students taking management studies and individuals who want to understand the significance of design and development to the commercial organization.

Table of Contents


  • Chapter 1 Where We Begin

    Unit Production

    Process Production

    Quantity Production

    Researchers

    Designers

    Development Engineers

    Production Engineers

    People affected by Design

    Five Areas of Design Thinking

    Summary

    Bibliography

    Chapter 2 Initiation of a New Product

    Introduction of New Products

    Regular New Models

    Occasional New Models

    Comparison of Methods

    Patterns of Introduction of New Products

    New Models

    Extension of Range

    Diversification

    Variety Reduction

    Research

    Inventions

    Perception of Need

    Necessity

    Summary

    Chapter 3 We Want an Idea

    Completely New Product

    Product New to the Organization

    Technically Improved Product

    Changed Appearance

    Different Price

    Sources of Ideas

    Check Lists

    Brain Storming

    Information Service

    Verbal and Visual

    Information

    Summary

    Chapter 4 How Will it Sell?

    Effect of Sales Forecast on Design

    Consumable and Durable Products

    The Test Market

    Motivation Research

    Sales Forecast for Durable Products

    Summary

    Chapter 5 Function and Use

    "What Will it Do"

    Legal Requirements

    Standard Requirements

    International Standards

    Review of Standards

    The User

    Body Dimensions

    Muscular Power

    Vision

    Interpretation of Information

    Misuse

    Summary

    Bibliography

    Chapter 6 Design for Production

    Cost

    Labor Costs

    Errors

    Standardization

    Material Costs

    Capital Costs

    Effect of Sales Forecast

    Simple and Complex Tooling

    Labor and Material Costs

    Preproduction

    Inspection

    Frequency of Inspection

    Constructive Inspection

    Summary

    Bibliography

    Chapter 7 Distribution

    Handling

    Packing

    Storage

    Transport

    Transport and Packing Trials

    Costs

    The Selling Story

    Design of Promotion Material

    Selling Price

    Summary

    Chapter 8 Design for Maintenance

    "Is Maintenance Necessary?"

    Life Tests

    Classification of Components for Maintenance

    Reduction of the Need for Maintenance

    Facilitating Maintenance

    Cost of Facilitating Maintenance

    Maintenance Services and Information

    Summary

    Chapter 9 The Co-ordination of Design

    Unorganized Design

    The Communication Difficulty

    The Development Committee

    Stages of Design

    Formal Organization of Design

    Informal Co-ordination

    The Design Team

    The Development Committee and the Design Team

    Summary

    Bibliography

    Chapter 10 The Designer

    Conflicts

    Criticism

    The Design Process

    Creation

    The Designer's Mind

    The Model Store

    Summary

    Bibliography

    Chapter 11 The Drawing Office

    Drawings

    Completeness

    Standards for Inspection

    Record of Design

    Standardization

    Modifications

    Concessions

    Instructional Drawings

    Summary

    Bibliography

    Chapter 12 Research

    The Scientific Method

    Academic Research

    Directed Research

    Government Laboratories

    Research Associations

    Private Laboratories

    Four Conditions for Successful Research

    Prospects for the Researcher

    Direction of of Research

    Report Writing—Selection of Research Projects

    Summary

    Bibliography

    Chapter 13 Legal Protection of Designs

    Fundamental Principle of Patent Law

    Application for a Patent

    Complete Specification

    The Patent Agent

    Infringement

    International Convention

    Selection of Inventions for Patent Protection

    Registered Designs

    Summary

    Bibliography


Product details

  • No. of pages: 180
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1963
  • Published: January 1, 1963
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483140193

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