A Short Course in Industrial Design covers a systematic approach and an organized system by which it is possible to go through the form design stages.
The book describes the step-by-step creation of a new product, the structure and form variation methods used in form design, and the appearance of a new product. It also tackles the form factors (i.e. design, production, sales and distribution, and destruction factors and factors concerning the product in use), the interdependence of the basic properties, and the evaluation of form design suggestions. A case history on the design of an apparatus for chromosome analysis is also presented. The case history shows the utilization of essential steps in creating a new product, especially the structure and form variation methods.
Design engineers and industrial engineers will find this book invaluable.