Problems of Product Design and Development - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080097930, 9781483140193

Problems of Product Design and Development

1st Edition

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

Authors: C. Hearn Buck
eBook ISBN: 9781483140193
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1963
Page Count: 180
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Description

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


Details

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

About the Author

C. Hearn Buck