Product Design and Development

Product Design and Development

Product Design and Development

By Karl Ulrich and Steven Eppinger

Description

 New Features Updated examples and data, new insights from recent research and innovations in practice, and revisions incorporated throughout the book. New models – New chapter examples bring relevant issues to students for analysis and discussion. These updated examples include significant products such as the Belle-V ice cream scoop, AvaTech avalanche probe, iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner, Tesla Model S automobile, Boeing 787 aircraft, Nespresso coffee makers, and more. They retained Features Modular format, a series of nearly independent chapters that permits total flexibility by users. The interdisciplinary or cross-functional approach reflects the business world today, where product design and development result from cross-functional teams. Professors who offer a project-based course will find this text ideal because of each chapter’s structured, step-by-step design and development methods. The chapter on Robust Design (also called the Taguchi method) explains the techniques for designing experiments that minimize the effects of variations on product performance. The chapter on patents and intellectual property explains patentable, how the patenting process works, licensing issues, and the many types of intellectual property. The book’s website is written and maintained by the test authors themselves. It includes up-to-date web links, teaching notes, PowerPoint presentations, video clips, and syllabi from instructors currently teaching from the book. This book employs detailed industrial examples to illustrate the key ideas. Each chapter features a different product to offer a variety of product types.