Engineering Design Methods: Strategies for Product Design, 3rd Edition

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9780471872504: Engineering Design Methods: Strategies for Product Design, 3rd Edition

Building on the outstanding success of the previous editions, this new edition reinforces its original three-part structure: Part I provides an introduction to design, Part II presents design methods as the core feature of the book and finally, Part III puts the methods into a wider context of managing the overall design within the business process of planning and developing new products.

Substantially revised and updated, this text also contains two completely new chapters:
* Design Ability, which takes advantage of the new knowledge about design cognition and designers' activities, and
* Product Development, which also covers the most recent thinking, including the broader business context of design activity.
This third edition will remain at the forefront of engineering and industrial design as as essential text for students and lecturers, as well as practitioners.

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This latest edition of Engineering Design Methods maintains the excellent standard set by its predecessors and 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.--Dr Graham Thompson, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UMIST, Manchester, UKProfessor Nigel Cross's 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, USAThis 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, Dept. of Industrial Design, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

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Nigel Cross, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

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