The Design Productivity Debate

  • Alex H. B. Duffy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Design Productivity

    1. A. H. B. Duffy
      Pages 1-9
  3. Design Studies

  4. Design Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. A. P. Jagodzinski, R. Parsons, C. Burningham, J. Evans, F. Reid, P. F. Culverhouse
      Pages 113-150
    3. M. M. Andreasen, A. H. B. Duffy, K. J. MacCallum, J. Bowen, T. Storm
      Pages 151-172
  5. Concurrent Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Christophe Cointe, Nada Matta
      Pages 203-227
  6. Design Knowledge & Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. O. P. Boston, A. W. Court, S. J. Culley, C. A. McMahon
      Pages 231-254
    3. A. N. Baldwin, S. A. Austin, M. A. P. Murray
      Pages 255-267
    4. Jayachandra M. Reddy, Susan Finger, Suresh Konda, Eswaran Subrahmanian
      Pages 268-290
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 291-291

About these proceedings


Over the past decade, with greater emphasis being placed upon shorter lead times, better quality products, reduced product costs, and greater customer satisfaction, the topic of Engineering Design has received increased interest from the industrial and ac ademic communities. Considerable effort has been directed at developing design process methodologies and building computer tools that focus upon relatively narrow aspects of design, but many key problems in Engineering Design research and practice remain unanswered. Resulting from the First International Engineering Design Debate held in Glasgow, UK in late 1996, this volume discusses the main issues concerning the improvement of design productivity. Covering design studies, design development, concurrent engineering and design knowledge and information, it attempts to derive a common understanding of the basic factors, problems and potential solutions involved.


architecture design design process development engineering design management product development

Editors and affiliations

  • Alex H. B. Duffy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering ManagementUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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