Management of Design

Engineering and Management Perspectives

  • Editors
  • Sriram Dasu
  • Charles Eastman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Morris A. Cohen, Jehoshua Eliashberg, Teck H. Ho
    Pages 45-59
  3. Paul S. Adler, Avi Mandelbaum, Viên Nguyen, Elizabeth Schwerer
    Pages 61-82
  4. Hau L. Lee, Corey Billington
    Pages 105-122
  5. Reza H. Ahmadi, Hernan Wurgaft
    Pages 123-143
  6. Jayant S. Karmarkar, Uday S. Karmarkar
    Pages 145-162
  7. Philip Barkan, Martin Hinckley
    Pages 163-177
  8. Toshiharu Taura, Hiroyuki Yoshikawa
    Pages 179-203
  9. Susan Walsh Sanderson
    Pages 205-218
  10. Karl Ulrich
    Pages 219-231
  11. William S. Lovejoy
    Pages 233-253
  12. Charles M. Eastman, Gordon V. Shirley
    Pages 255-277

About this book


Product design significantly influences product cost and quality, as well as market share and profitability of a firm. Design projects often involve many people belonging to different functional areas and in many organizations several design projects may be under way at the same time. Due to this complexity, management of design has given rise to a rich set of research problems in management and engineering.
In this volume, design is considered as the planning and specification activity prior to fabrication. Design determines what products will be produced, how they will be produced, and when they will be introduced into the market. The quality of the products and the speed with which they are developed are significantly affected by the design process. The design process by which a product is developed is determined by the managerial and engineering practices, tools and techniques.
This book presents engineering and management perspectives on design. Topics covered include:
  • Decomposition of product development projects;
  • Tools and techniques for preliminary evaluation of designs;
  • Interface between design and manufacturing, assembly and distribution;
  • Design information flows, and
  • Determination of the scope, timing and duration of projects, and the allocation of resources.


Analysis Imitation Manufacturing design development engineering design modeling product design

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4609-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1390-8
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