Engineering Design Methods: Strategies for Product Design
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By Nigel Cross
Amazon gives book description of third edition:
This revised fourth edition -
provides explicit, step-by-step advice on how to implement several separate design methods that have been shown to be of value in both education and practice,
“Engineering Design Methods… is a valuable contribution to the engineering design literature. It is a useful text for both engineering students and practising designers. The engineering design methods presented are those that are of practical significance and the book is a must for anyone wishing to raise the standard of their design work. The design methods are described clearly and succinctly, examples are used to illustrate principles and design strategies are presented that show how the methods are best employed”. - Professor Graham Thompson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMIST, UK
“Professor Nigel Cross’ treatment of Engineering Design is a singularly successful treatment for my courses because it is short and concise enough to be read by virtually all students. Furthermore, his interpretations are open enough to allow the inquiring mind to fill out the picture, incorporating and extending the ideas to fit the reflective designer’s own needs. More prescriptive treatments fail to support learning in this regard”. - Professor Larry Leifer, Stanford Center for Design Research, Stanford University, USA
“This book is an excellent book as a textbook for design methodology both for undergraduate and graduate level. It includes all the necessary issues of design methods ranging from comprehensive theoretical frameworks on design and the design process to very practical examples. Students will gain a firm foundation of design methods from problem definition to design evaluations from this book”. - Professor Kun-Pyo Lee, Department of Industrial Design, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Table of Contents
2. Design Ability.
3. The Design Process.
4. New Design Procedures.
5. Identifying Opportunities.
6. Clarifying Objectives.
7. Establishing Functions.
8. Setting Requirements.
9. Determining Characteristics.
10. Generating Alternatives.
11. Evaluating Alternatives.
12. Improving Details.
13. Design Strategies.
14. Product Development.