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Summary

This book is about the process of design and the skills that individuals should develop in order to execute that process. Its focus is on explaining the engineering design process but the authors have also tried to provide an experiential resource. In this regard the book provides the reader with guidance on how to use a variety of tools and techniques that support collaborative design efforts.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1(25)
Introduction to Engineering Design-The Art of Design
1(2)
Organization of This Design Text
3(10)
Intersection of Phases and Steps with Skills and Activities
4(1)
Phases and Steps of the Design Process
5(3)
Skills and Activities
8(4)
Case Examples, Projects, and Other Learning Tools
12(1)
Tips on Using this Text
13(1)
Other Important Characteristics of the Design Process
13(13)
Products and Systems
14(1)
Multiple Goals
14(1)
Closed Versus Open-Ended Problems
14(1)
Application of Established Scientific Principles and Technologies
15(1)
Iteration and Feedback
15(1)
Stepwise, Sequential Design vs. Concurrent Design
16(4)
Safety and Reliability Issues
20(1)
Ethical Issues in Design
21(1)
Chapter Review
22(4)
Defining The Problem: Steps And Decision-Making Skills
26(19)
Forming the Problem Statement
27(9)
Research and Data Gathering
29(1)
Eliminating Biases and Overcoming Assumptions
29(4)
Analyzing Key Phrases
33(3)
Identifying Functional Requirements
36(2)
Using Objective Trees
37(1)
Recognizing Constraints and Limitations
38(2)
Using Sketches
39(1)
Clarifying the Problem Over Time
39(1)
Defining a Schedule and Forming a Team
40(5)
Chapter Review
42(3)
Defining The Problem: Project And People Skills
45(28)
Project Management
45(8)
Discussing and Defining Project Expectations
47(1)
Coordinating Schedules and Planning Meetings
48(2)
Establishing Working Agreements
50(3)
Adhering to Your Working Agreement
53(1)
Communication
53(10)
Active Listening and Probing Skills
54(3)
The Laboratory Record Book
57(2)
Composition Skills
59(4)
Collaboration
63(10)
Overview of the Stages of Team Development
64(3)
Working through Your Team's Forming Stage
67(1)
Chapter Review
68(2)
Behavioral Checklist for Phase I
70(3)
Design Phase 2: Formulating Solutions-Steps And Decision Making
73(25)
Defining Design Parameters
73(6)
Innovation Versus Origination
74(2)
Considering External Factors
76(3)
Identifying Alternatives
79(11)
Brainstorming
80(1)
Lateral Thinking
81(3)
Delphi and Nominal Group Techniques
84(2)
TRIZ
86(4)
Evaluating and Analyzing Alternatives
90(4)
Systematic Decision Grids
90(2)
Force-Field Analysis
92(1)
Making Estimates
92(2)
Selecting a Solution
94(4)
Chapter Review
95(3)
Formulating Solutions: Project And People Skills
98(35)
Project Management
98(9)
Preparing and Using Gantt Charts
99(4)
Program Evaluation and Review Technique and Critical Path Method
103(3)
Establishing and Maintaining Records
106(1)
Communication
107(9)
Writing Proposals
108(5)
Preparing Bibliographies
113(3)
Collaboration
116(17)
Ensuring Full and Open Participation
116(3)
Reaching Consensus and Building Commitment
119(1)
Managing Conflict
120(4)
Avoiding Groupthink
124(4)
Chapter Review
128(2)
Behavioral Checklist for Phase 2
130(3)
Developing Models And Prototypes (Steps And Decision Making)
133(20)
Selecting a Modeling Process
135(5)
Performing Design Analyses
140(7)
Testing the Overall Design
147(1)
Revising, Refining, and Critiquing the Design
147(6)
Chapter Review
150(3)
Developing Models And Prototypes: Project And People Skills
153(21)
Project Management
153(3)
Clarifying Role and Responsibilities
153(3)
Obtaining Resources
156(1)
Communication
156(8)
Writing Progress Reports
156(5)
Providing Feedback
161(2)
Seeking Input and Feedback
163(1)
Collaboration
164(10)
Managing Role Conflict and Role Ambiguity
165(1)
Recognizing Style Differences
166(3)
Eliminating Social Loafing
169(1)
Chapter Review
169(2)
Behavioral Checklist for Phase 3
171(3)
Presenting And Implementing Your Design
174(37)
Presenting the Final Design
175(17)
Developing Presentation Skills
177(2)
Preparing Visual Displays
179(3)
Making the Presentation
182(2)
Involving All Team Members in Your Presentation
184(3)
Writing the Final Design Report
187(5)
Implementing Production
192(7)
Dealing with Last-Minute Changes, Retrofits, and Workarounds
192(5)
Checklisting
197(1)
Seeking a Fresh Perspective
198(1)
Introducing and Distributing
199(4)
Ensuring Quality Management
200(2)
Applying CQI to Your Design Project
202(1)
Following Up
203(8)
Reviewing Performance
204(1)
Reviewing Team Process Effectiveness
205(1)
Celebrating Successes
206(1)
Chapter Review
206(2)
Behavioral Checklist for Phase 4
208(3)
Appendix A Behavioral Checklist Summary Forms 211(6)
Index 217

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