How Designers Think

The Design Process Demystified

Author: Bryan Lawson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750660775

Category: Architecture

Page: 321

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In this fourth edition, Bryan Lawson continues his discussion, trying to understand how designers think. He does this by mapping out the issues concerned with the design process, with design problems and solutions and design thinking. This edition adds to the previous debates by including a new chapter on 'Design as Conversation' reflecting on how designers, either consciously or unconsciously, monitor, reflect on, control and change their thinking. It also includes a new series of case studies on notable designers including the racing car designer Gordon Murray, product designer James Dyson, and architects such as Edward Cullinan and Glenn Murcott. * A unique look at the psychology of the designer that provides a greater insight to the process of design * 'Demystifies' the complexity of the subject and uncovers new ways that design can be done * Conclusions are drawn from years of research and provide the very latest debate on the subject

Communication in the Design Process

Author: Stephen A. Brown

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0203478916

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

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The Design and Construction industry is in a state of attempted change. Improvement is a key word for employer, consultant and contractor. Real steps forward are slow, and most damning is the continuous repetition of the same mistakes. Communication in the Design Process considers the gap that can exist between client expectation and realisation in building projects. It focuses on the communication interface between the employer and the consultant design team, and specifically on the areas of function, finance, timescale and aesthetics. This book includes an extensive review of current thinking and guidance on this and other related subjects. New data is obtained from a survey using questionnaires and personal semi-structured interviews. Data is presented graphically, analysed and compared with practice as defined in current literature.

Rapid System Prototyping with FPGAs

Accelerating the Design Process

Author: RC Cofer,Benjamin F. Harding

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080457371

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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The push to move products to market as quickly and cheaply as possible is fiercer than ever, and accordingly, engineers are always looking for new ways to provide their companies with the edge over the competition. Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), which are faster, denser, and more cost-effective than traditional programmable logic devices (PLDs), are quickly becoming one of the most widespread tools that embedded engineers can utilize in order to gain that needed edge. FPGAs are especially popular for prototyping designs, due to their superior speed and efficiency. This book hones in on that rapid prototyping aspect of FPGA use, showing designers exactly how they can cut time off production cycles and save their companies money drained by costly mistakes, via prototyping designs with FPGAs first. Reading it will take a designer with a basic knowledge of implementing FPGAs to the “next-level of FPGA use because unlike broad beginner books on FPGAs, this book presents the required design skills in a focused, practical, example-oriented manner. In-the-trenches expert authors assure the most applicable advice to practicing engineers Dual focus on successfully making critical decisions and avoiding common pitfalls appeals to engineers pressured for speed and perfection Hardware and software are both covered, in order to address the growing trend toward "cross-pollination" of engineering expertise

The Design Process

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497040450

Category: Education

Page: 19

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Facts101 is your complete guide to The Design Process. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Managing the Design Process-Implementing Design

An Essential Manual for the Working Designer

Author: Terry Lee Stone

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1610580648

Category: ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

Page: 208

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This title focuses on design implementation and execution. This is where design ideas become real, tangible goods in the marketplace and beyond. This book examines design management concepts and methods in real world applications.

Managing the Design Process-Concept Development

An Essential Manual for the Working Designer

Author: Terry Lee Stone

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1610580664

Category: ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

Page: 208

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This book offers designers a vast collection of inspiring and innovative graphic works from the world of music. The main emphasis is on music graphics including album/CD covers and inside spreads, packaging, posters, and other sales materials from the past decade. Music makes the world go 'round, and great album designs generate sales for the record companies that back the artists. By showing diverse album graphics from the last decade, designers get a glimpse into what makes or breaks album sales and just how risky the content can be before it goes too far. Many designers hope to break into the music business by way of design, and this collection will offer insight and inspiration for those venturing in. This book is a compendium of all types of graphically appealing album art, covering all kinds of music and music developers.

Approaching Urban Design

The Design Process

Author: Marion Roberts,Clara Greed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317884752

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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This companion to Introducing Urban Design: Interventions and Responses shows how the principles and concepts of urban design can be applied and implemented in a range of real-world settings.

The Computer-Based Design Process

Author: A. J. Medland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461598648

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 232

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The topic known as computer-aided design and manufacture has developed rapidly over the last 20 years. The range of hardware configurations and supporting software on offer to the potential user is bewildering. This extends from the inexpensive single-user micro-based system, through to the vast industrial networks which are supported by many remote mainframe machines and have been reported to service up to a thousand workstations. This advance in technology has been driven by, and in its turn has fuelled, the development of ever greater computing power and graphics capability. It is these features that all working in the field would now recognize as essential to any CADCAM system. Effort has thus been put into developing a range of structural and solid modellers which, in conjunction with the appropriate terminal configuration and ray tracing graphics technology, can construct pictures of uncanny realism. Complicated analysis programs have been developed that can calculate the stresses in complex structures and display the results as colour shaded maps upon the surface of a pictorial view of the object. If the time to process and the system cost are ignored, then the apparent ease with which these systems perform such analysis and generate such high quality images, leaves the observer awe struck.

Office information systems: the design process

proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.4 Working Conference on Office Information Systems--the Design Process, Linz, Austria, 15-17 August 1988

Author: Barbara Pernici,A. A. Verrijn Stuart,IFIP WG 8.4

Publisher: North Holland

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 337

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Engineering Design Process

Author: Yousef Haik,Tamer M. Shahin,Sangarappillai Sivaloganathan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495668141

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 287

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This book is dedicated to the essential components of the design process and uses case studies, labs, and group projects to show their application. With explicit guidance, students learn that the design process is a set of procedures that will help them solve engineering problems. Yousef Haik and Tamer Shahin illustrate the critical steps of the design process, including articulating the problem, market analysis, function analysis, developing concepts, evaluating alternatives, and marketing, while facilitating hands-on learning and teamwork opportunities through labs and class-tested design problems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Design of Communicating Systems

A System Engineering Approach

Author: C.J. Koomen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792392033

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 251

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"The professional schools will resume their professional responsibilities just to the degree that they can discover a science of design, a body of intellectually tough, partly formalizable, partly empirical teachable doctrine about the design process. " [H.A. Simon, 1968} Design is aimed at the transformation or translation of a specification or high level description into a description in terms of some real-world primitives. As such it involves the removal of the uncertainty about the way in which a required system can be realized. To optimally support the design of systems, we must look at the design process as a whole and at the strong relationship that exists between a designer, the applied design method, the required design tools and the ways in which designs can be expressed. This book focuses on that relationship. The application field we are concerned with is the design of systems in which the communication between system elements is a major design feature. Examples of such communicating systems are: communication protocols, telephone exchange control systems, process control systems, highly modular systems, embedded software, interactive systems, and VLSI systems. In summary, we are concerned with systems in which concurrency plays a major role (concurrency defines the mutual relationship between the activities in the different parts of a system or within a collection of systems).

Collaborative and Distributed Chemical Engineering. From Understanding to Substantial Design Process Support

Results of the IMPROVE Project

Author: Manfred Nagl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540705511

Category: Computers

Page: 851

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IMPROVE stands for "Information Technology Support for Collaborative and Distributed Design Processes in Chemical Engineering" and is a joint project of research institutions. This volume summarizes the results after nine years of cooperative research work.

Design Processes

What Architects & Industrial Designers Can Teach Each Other about Managing the Design Process

Author: W. A. Poelman,David Victor Keyson

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1586039458

Category: Architecture

Page: 122

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Technologies enabling computers to process specific languages facilitate economic and political progress of societies where these languages are spoken. Development of methods and systems for language processing is therefore a worthy goal for national governments as well as for business entities and scientific and educational institutions in every country in the world. As work on systems and resources for the 'lower-density' languages becomes more widespread, an important question is how to leverage the results and experience accumulated by the field of computational linguistics for the major languages in the development of resources and systems for lower-density languages. This issue has been at the core of the NATO Advanced Studies Institute on language technologies for middle- and low-density languages held in Georgia in October 2007. This publication is a collection - of publication-oriented versions - of the lectures presented there and is a useful source of knowledge about many core facets of modern computational-linguistic work. By the same token, it can serve as a reference source for people interested in learning about strategies that are best suited for developing computational-linguistic capabilities for lesser-studied languages either 'from scratch' or using components developed for other languages. The book should also be quite useful in teaching practical system- and resource-building topics in computational linguistics.

Multidisciplinary Systems Engineering

Architecting the Design Process

Author: James A. Crowder,John N. Carbone,Russell Demijohn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319223984

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 297

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This book presents Systems Engineering from a modern, multidisciplinary engineering approach, providing the understanding that all aspects of systems design, systems, software, test, security, maintenance and the full life-cycle must be factored in to any large-scale system design; up front, not factored in later. It lays out a step-by-step approach to systems-of-systems architectural design, describing in detail the documentation flow throughout the systems engineering design process. It provides a straightforward look and the entire systems engineering process, providing realistic case studies, examples, and design problems that will enable students to gain a firm grasp on the fundamentals of modern systems engineering. Included is a comprehensive design problem that weaves throughout the entire text book, concluding with a complete top-level systems architecture for a real-world design problem.

The Design Process

Author: Karl Aspelund

Publisher: Fairchild Books

ISBN: 9781563678721

Category: Design

Page: 304

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Karl Aspelund is a seasoned explorer and guide through the seven stages of The Design Process. Beginning at Inspiration, readers travel through Identification, Conceptualization, Exploration/Refinement, Definition/Modeling, and Communication on the way to Production. The tour is enhanced by the accompanying Perspectives of designers who travel parallel paths in the design of fashion, interiors, industrial and consumer products, and public art projects. End-of-chapter exercises help students move their own design projects from the World of Imagination to the World of Objects. Appendices recommend readings for further exploration and serve as refreshers on design elements and principles; notable designers, architects, and artists; trend analysis; and major events and influences on design from the mid-1800s to the first decade of the twenty-first century.

Energy in the design process

a reference workbook

Author: Howard V. Walker,Karl J. Linton,Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 175

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Linkography

Unfolding the Design Process

Author: Gabriela Goldschmidt

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262027194

Category: Computers

Page: 216

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The description of a method for the notation and analysis of the creative process in design, drawing on insights from design practice and cognitive psychology.

Design Process Improvement

A review of current practice

Author: John Clarkson,Claudia Eckert

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846280610

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

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vi The process is important! I learned this lesson the hard way during my previous existence working as a design engineer with PA Consulting Group's Cambridge Technology Centre. One of my earliest assignments involved the development of a piece of labo- tory automation equipment for a major European pharmaceutical manufacturer.Two things stick in my mind from those early days – first, that the equipment was always to be ready for delivery in three weeks and,second,that being able to write well structured Pascal was not sufficient to deliver reliable software performance. Delivery was ultimately six months late,the project ran some sixty percent over budget and I gained my first promotion to Senior Engineer. At the time it puzzled me that I had been unable to predict the John Clarkson real effort required to complete the automation project – I had Reader in Engineering Design, genuinely believed that the project would be finished in three Director, Cambridge Engineering weeks.It was some years later that I discovered Kenneth Cooper's Design Centre papers describing the Rework Cycle and realised that I had been the victim of “undiscovered rework”.I quickly learned that project plans were not just inaccurate,as most project managers would attest,but often grossly misleading,bearing little resemblance to actual development practice.

The Strategic Designer

Tools & Techniques for Managing the Design Process

Author: David Holston

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440315183

Category: Design

Page: 304

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The design profession has been asking itself some important questions lately. How do designers deal with the increasing complexity of design problems? What skills do designers need to be competitive in the future? How do designers become co-creators with clients and audiences? How do designers prove their value to business? Designers are looking for ways to stay competitive in the conceptual economy and address the increasing complexity of design problems. By adopting a process that considers collaboration, context and accountability, designers move from 'makers of things' to 'design strategists.' The Strategic Designer shows designers how to build strong client relationships, elevate their standing with clients, increase project success rates, boost efficiency and enhance their creativity.