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Title: Materials for product design
Authors: Norman, E.W.L.
Bullock, Brian
Hall, Mike
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: © Trentham Books Ltd
Citation: NORMAN, E.W.L., BULLOCK, B. and HALL, M., 1988. Materials for product design. Studies in Design Education Craft and Technology, 20 (3), pp. 163-168
Abstract: The realisation of any product depends on the manipulation of appropriate materials. Materials and manufacturing processes must be selected in relation to the required service performance, the available manufacturing resources and the acceptable cost. Designers need to understand the implications of these choices and be sensitive to the forms their products must take if they are to avoid unnecessary compromises between aesthetic requirements and efficient production. Traditionally it may have been acceptable for designers to hand over 'concept designs' to production engineers to modify as necessary, but a more holistic approach to design development is now expected. The educational experiences of undergraduates on the Design and Technology three year degree programme should enable them to participate fully in a modern integrated approach to product design.
Description: This is an article from the serial, Studies in Design Education Craft and Technology [© Trentham Books Ltd]. It is also available at: https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/SDEC/issue/archive
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/6469
ISSN: 0305 766
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