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The Key to Successful Product Development

  • Eckart Frankenberger
  • Herbert Birkhofer
  • Petra Badke-Schaub
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Design Research Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vladimir Hubka, W. Ernst Eder
      Pages 12-28
    3. L. T. M. Blessing, A. Chakrabarti, K. M. Wallace
      Pages 42-56
    4. Johann W. Schregenberger
      Pages 57-67
    5. Eckart Frankenberger, Herbert Birkhofer, Petra Badke-Schaub
      Pages 68-68
  3. Individual Influences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Nigel Cross, Anita Clayburn Cross
      Pages 71-84
    3. Joachim Günther, Klaus Ehrlenspiel
      Pages 85-97
    4. Eckart Frankenberger, Herbert Birkhofer, Petra Badke-Schaub
      Pages 109-109
  4. Team Influences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-112
    2. Larry Leifer, Ade Mabogunje
      Pages 124-136
    3. Eckart Frankenberger, Petra Badke-Schaub
      Pages 149-164
    4. Eckart Frankenberger, Herbert Birkhofer, Petra Badke-Schaub
      Pages 165-165
  5. Organisational Influences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-168

About these proceedings


Modern product development means problem solving by teams in complex working environments. Thereby, the design process is influenced by factors from various fields, the task, the individual, the team, and the organisational context. This complex network of influences turns product development into a challenge with requirements for the designers aside from technical problems. This book contains the proceedings of the international symposium Designers - The Key to Successful Product Development held in Darmstadt, Germany, December 1997. During this meeting exponents from different leading research groups in engineering design came together to present and discuss their results. Within this volume different aims, issues and methods of design research are addressed in 23 contributions by different research groups. Structured in six sections according to the main fields of influence, it provides a survey of the state of scientifically-based knowledge and the trends of engineering design research on the influences leading to successful product development.


design design process engineering design problem solving product development

Editors and affiliations

  • Eckart Frankenberger
    • 1
  • Herbert Birkhofer
    • 1
  • Petra Badke-Schaub
    • 2
  1. 1.Fachgebeit Maschinenelemente und KonstruktionslehreTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Psychologie IIUniversität BambergBambergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Designers
  • Book Subtitle The Key to Successful Product Development
  • Editors Eckart Frankenberger
    Petra Badke-Schaub
    Herbert Birkhofer
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-85233-031-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-1270-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-1268-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 319
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Engineering Design
    Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk
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