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Global Product Development

  • Amaresh Chakrabarti
  • Raghu V. Prakash
  • Contains over 100 cutting-edge research papers that provide researchers with the state of the art in global product development (GPD)

  • Provides a wide variety of new, empirically validated methods in GPD

  • Provides practitioners support for their GPD

  • Includes both theoretical advances and supporting methods to help educators in teaching GPD with latest findings

  • Supplementary reading material for courses on engineering design process, engineering design methods, design theory and methodology, and design research methodology, for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students

Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Design Theory and Research Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gabriela Goldschmidt
      Pages 3-13
    3. A. S. Shaja, K. Sudhakar
      Pages 15-27
    4. Christopher L. Magee, Kristin L. Wood, Daniel D. Frey, Diana Moreno
      Pages 41-60
    5. John S. Gero, Jiang Hao, Sonia da Silva Vieira
      Pages 73-84
    6. Boris Eisenbart, Ahmed Qureshi, Kilian Gericke, Luciënne Blessing
      Pages 85-97
  3. Design Creativity, Synthesis, Evaluation and Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Petter Krus
      Pages 101-112
    3. Rahul Ramanna, Manoj Kumar, K. Sudhakar, Kota Harinarayana
      Pages 125-135
    4. Chris M. Snider, Steve J. Culley, Elies A. Dekoninck
      Pages 151-162
    5. Torsten Metzler, Iestyn Jowers, Andreas Kain, Udo Lindemann
      Pages 163-174
    6. Florian Behncke, Stefan Mauler, Udo Lindemann, Sama Mbang, Manuel Holstein, Hansjörg Kalmbach
      Pages 187-198
    7. Dani George, Rahul Renu, Gregory Mocko
      Pages 199-210
    8. V. Srinivasan, Amaresh Chakrabarti, Udo Lindemann
      Pages 211-222

About these proceedings


This book showcases over 100 cutting-edge research papers from the 4th International Conference on Research into Design (ICoRD’13) – the largest in India in this area – written by eminent researchers from over 20 countries, on the design process, methods and tools, for supporting global product development (GPD). The special features of the book are the variety of insights into the GPD process, and the host of methods and tools at the cutting edge of all major areas of design research for its support. The main benefit of this book for researchers in engineering design and GPD are access to the latest quality research in this area; for practitioners and educators, it is exposure to an empirically validated suite of methods and tools that can be taught and practiced.


CAD Design Methods and Tools Engineering Design Process Environment Management Global Product Development Human Factors and Aesthetics Product Lifecycle Management Semantics and Semiotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Amaresh Chakrabarti
    • 1
  • Raghu V. Prakash
    • 2
  1. 1., Centre for Product Design and ManufacturIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2., Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiIndia

About the editors

Dr. Amaresh Chakrabarti is a Professor of Engineering Design at Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He has a BE in Mechanical Engineering from University of Calcutta, India, ME in Mechanical Systems Design from Indian Institute of Science and a PhD in Engineering Design from University of Cambridge, UK. After PhD, he led for ten years the Design Synthesis team at the EPSRC Centre for Excellence Engineering Design Centre at University of Cambridge, before joining IISc. He founded IDeaS Lab – the first laboratory in India for research into design creativity, sustainability and innovation. He has authored/edited 9 books, published over 250 articles and has 8 patents granted/pending. He is on the Advisory Board of Design Society, UK; a Member of the CII National Committee on Design, India; Member of the Jury for India Design Mark; and an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Designers.

Dr. Raghu V. Prakash is a Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, specialized in the areas of fatigue, fracture of materials, structural integrity assessment and remaining life prediction of critical components used in aircraft, automotive, power-plant and process industries and new product design. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in the field of fatigue and fracture with hands-on experience in handling industrial problems relating to life prediction. He is a voting rights member of ASTM International (technical committees, D-30, E-08 and E-28) since the 1990s. He was a Visiting Scientist/Professor at the National Taiwan University, Taipei, ROC, during 2003–2004; Scientist at National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India (1993–1998); and Technical Director, BiSS Research, Bangalore, India (1998–2003), prior to joining academics. He has published more than 100 journal and conference papers and edited a book on infrared thermography.

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