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Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering

Design Principles and Methodologies

From Conceptualization to First Prototyping with Examples and Case Studies

Authors: Freddi, Alessandro, Salmon, Mario

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  • Serves as a primer, helping aspiring designers gain valuable insights from design thinking
  • Brings together a concise package of best practices in engineering design and industrial design, and successfully ties together the various activities, which are often presented as if they were unconnected
  • Includes case studies and examples of building prototypes and developing products, providing a revealing perspective on real-world practice in different industries
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This book introduces readers to the core principles and methodologies of product development, and highlights the interactions between engineering design and industrial design. It shows to what extent the two cultures can be reconciled, and conversely what makes each of them unique. Although the semantic aspect is fundamental in industrial design, while the functional aspect is essential for the industrial product, the interaction between the two worlds is strategically vital. Design is also a strategic problem-solving process that drives innovation, builds business success and leads to better quality of life through innovative products, systems, services and experiences. The book connects product development with the concepts and strategies of innovation, recognizing that product design is a complex process in which invention, consumers’ role, industrial technologies, economics and the social sciences converge. After presenting several examples of artifacts developed up to the conceptual phase or built as prototypes, the book provides a case study on a packaging machine, showcasing the principles that should underlie all design activities, and the methods that must be employed to successfully establish a design process. The book is primarily targeted at professionals in the industry, design engineers and industrial designers, as well as researchers and students in design schools, though it will also benefit any reader interested in product design. 

About the authors

Alessandro Freddi is Emeritus of Engineering Design at University of Bologna, Italy. He was president of the Italian Society for Stress Analysis.


Mario Salmon has been working for more than 30 years in the area of engineering design, robotics, automation and packaging machinery, at important Italian industries as well as independent consultant. For many years he has also taught robotics and rapid prototyping at several Italian universities.   

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-95342-7
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Hardcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Design Principles and Methodologies
Book Subtitle
From Conceptualization to First Prototyping with Examples and Case Studies
Authors
Series Title
Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95342-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95342-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95341-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07018-2
Series ISSN
2195-9862
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 284
Number of Illustrations
95 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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