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Product Development

Principles and Tools for Creating Desirable and Transferable Designs

  • Christopher A. Mattson
  • Carl D. Sorensen
Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Product Development Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christopher A. Mattson, Carl D. Sorensen
      Pages 2-11
    3. Christopher A. Mattson, Carl D. Sorensen
      Pages 12-34
    4. Christopher A. Mattson, Carl D. Sorensen
      Pages 36-46
    5. Christopher A. Mattson, Carl D. Sorensen
      Pages 48-65
    6. Christopher A. Mattson, Carl D. Sorensen
      Pages 66-93
    7. Christopher A. Mattson, Carl D. Sorensen
      Pages 94-120
    8. Christopher A. Mattson, Carl D. Sorensen
      Pages 122-138
    9. Christopher A. Mattson, Carl D. Sorensen
      Pages 140-154
    10. Christopher A. Mattson, Carl D. Sorensen
      Pages 156-161
    11. Christopher A. Mattson, Carl D. Sorensen
      Pages 162-164
  3. Product Development Reference

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Christopher A. Mattson, Carl D. Sorensen
      Pages 167-307
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 309-350

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the evolution of products from the beginning idea through mass-production. Rather than prescribing a one-size-fits-all process, the authors explain the theory behind product development and challenge readers to develop their own customized development process uniquely suited for their individual situation. In addition to theory, the book provides development case studies, exercises and self-evaluation criteria at the end of each chapter, and a product development reference that introduces a wide variety of design tools and methods. Class-tested for three consecutive years by hundreds of students in four different courses, the book is an ideal text for senior design classes in mechanical engineering and related disciplines as well as a reference for practicing engineers/product designers.


  • Focuses on excellent design outcomes, rather than rote activities;
  • Maximizes readers' contextual understanding with real examples of student design and case studies;
  • Reinforces readers' grasp of theory and best-practices with exercises at the end of each chapter and self-evaluation criteria;
  • Includes a comprehensive product development reference ordered alphabetically and cross-referenced by stage of development, design skills, and design objective;
  • Adopts a concise and engaging writing style and attractive layout with many informative figures.

Keywords

Product Development Textbook Product Development Design Skills Architecture Development Subsystem Engineering Product Refinement Customizing the product development process Brainstorming CAD Modeling Controlled Convergence Design for Manufacturing Engineering Drawings Failure Modes and Effects Analysis Product Ergonomics Prototyping Quality function deployment Troubleshooting Uncertainty Analysis Value Engineering

Authors and affiliations

  • Christopher A. Mattson
    • 1
  • Carl D. Sorensen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBrigham Young UniversityProvoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBrigham Young UniversityProvoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-14899-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-14898-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-14899-7
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