Tools and techniques for product design

Diederick Lutters, Fred J.A.M. Houten, Alain Bernard, Emmanuel Mermoz, Corné S.L. Schutte

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Abstract

For product designers, tools and techniques are essential in driving the design cycle. Nevertheless, their employment usually is implicit, while passing over e.g. the design and project environments empowering their adequate use. This publication presents an overview of approaches in structuring and using tools/techniques, based on the effectuation of creativity and decision-making in the design environment. In elaborating on characteristics of tools/techniques and ensuing ways of selecting them, the designer's portfolio of tools/techniques is characterised. Representative problems of tool/technique usage are depicted and contextualised by illustrating their industrial application. Prospects for future developments are also reviewed
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-630
JournalCIRP annals : manufacturing technology
Volume63
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Product design
  • Tools
  • Techniques

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Lutters, Diederick ; Houten, Fred J.A.M. ; Bernard, Alain ; Mermoz, Emmanuel ; Schutte, Corné S.L. / Tools and techniques for product design. In: CIRP annals : manufacturing technology. 2014 ; Vol. 63, No. 2. pp. 607-630.
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Tools and techniques for product design. / Lutters, Diederick; Houten, Fred J.A.M.; Bernard, Alain; Mermoz, Emmanuel; Schutte, Corné S.L.

In: CIRP annals : manufacturing technology, Vol. 63, No. 2, 2014, p. 607-630.

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