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The Design Process The design process is achieve by following 10 stages. 1-Identify the problem/product innovation 2-Define the working criteria/goals.

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1 The Design Process The design process is achieve by following 10 stages. 1-Identify the problem/product innovation 2-Define the working criteria/goals 3-Research and gather data 4-Brainstorm / generate creative ideas 5-Analyze potential solutions

2 The Design Process continue 6-Develop and test models 7-Make the decision 8-Communication and specify 9-Implement and commercialize 10-Perform post-implementation review and assessment

3 Stage -1: Identifying the problem/product innovation Engineers are problem solver: and the problems they solve are often identified as the specific needs and problems of customers Example: –increased gas mileage –Safety devices for kid, monitors, etc..

4 Stage 2: Define the working criteria and goals How much will it cost? Will it be difficult to produce? What will be the size, weight, strength? What will it look like? Will it be easy to use? Are there legal concerns? Will it be reliable?

5 Stage 2: Define the working criteria and goals Continue Will it meet the EPA standard? Is this what the customer truly wanted? Will our customers want to purchase it? Will customers want to purchase this version instead of a competitors product? Is it feasible for our customer to buy it?

6 Stage 3: Research and gather data What information has been published about the problem? Is there a solution to the problem that already may be available? If the answer to the above is yes, who is producing it? What are the advantages of their solution? What are the disadvantages to their solution?

7 Stage 3: Research and gather data Continue What is the cost? Is cost significant issue? What is the ratio of time compared to overall cost? Are there legal issues to consider? Are there environmental concerns which must be considered?

8 Stage 3: Research and gather data Continue Information can be obtained Libraries Professional Society Journal, publications and newsletter Newspapers and magazines Market assessment surveys

9 Stage 3: Research and gather data Continue Government publications Patent searches and listings Technical salespersons and their references catalogs Professional experts including researchers, professors and other scientists The competitions product (how they designed it? Disassemble their product and study it

10 Stage 4: Brainstorm / Generate creative ideas Creative problem solving is a major method of generating multiple ideas to a problem by a technique called brainstorming No preliminary judgments are made about any members idea, and no negative comments are allowed The goal here is to list as many ideas as possible

11 Stage 5: Analyze potential solutions Computer analysis technique Analysis of compatibility Consistency of testing Estimation Economic analysis Common sense Analysis using basic engineering principles and laws

12 Stage 6: Develop and test models Mathematical models Computer models Scale model Diagrams or graphs Durability Ease assembly

13 Stage 6: Develop and test models Continue Reliability Strength Environmental Quality consistency Safety

14 Stage 7: Make the decision CostPoint Available #1 #2 Production Difficulty Size, weight, strength15812 Appearance1078 Convenient to use 533 Safety1078 Legal issues543 Reliability/Durability15911 Recyclability542 Customer Appeal1089

15 Stage 8:Communication and specify Communicate data and design for each specific solution and get input

16 Stage 9:Implement and commercialize Implement the best solution Apply methods of business to for profit

17 Stage 10:Perform post- implementation review and assessment Check if the final product is giving you what you actually wanted from feasibility and if the consumer like it, etc.


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