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Decision-Based Design

Integrating Consumer Preferences into Engineering Design

  • Wei Chen
  • Christopher Hoyle
  • Henk Jan Wassenaar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wei Chen, Christopher Hoyle, Henk Jan Wassenaar
      Pages 3-11
    3. Wei Chen, Christopher Hoyle, Henk Jan Wassenaar
      Pages 13-34
    4. Wei Chen, Christopher Hoyle, Henk Jan Wassenaar
      Pages 35-77
    5. Wei Chen, Christopher Hoyle, Henk Jan Wassenaar
      Pages 79-105
  3. Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Wei Chen, Christopher Hoyle, Henk Jan Wassenaar
      Pages 131-162
    3. Wei Chen, Christopher Hoyle, Henk Jan Wassenaar
      Pages 163-202
  4. Product Design Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Wei Chen, Christopher Hoyle, Henk Jan Wassenaar
      Pages 205-233
    3. Wei Chen, Christopher Hoyle, Henk Jan Wassenaar
      Pages 235-254
    4. Wei Chen, Christopher Hoyle, Henk Jan Wassenaar
      Pages 255-285
    5. Wei Chen, Christopher Hoyle, Henk Jan Wassenaar
      Pages 287-317
    6. Wei Chen, Christopher Hoyle, Henk Jan Wassenaar
      Pages 319-337
    7. Wei Chen, Christopher Hoyle, Henk Jan Wassenaar
      Pages 339-345
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 347-357

About this book

Introduction

Building upon the fundamental principles of decision theory, Decision-Based Design: Integrating Consumer Preferences into Engineering Design presents an analytical approach to enterprise-driven Decision-Based Design (DBD) as a rigorous framework for decision making in engineering design.  Once the related fundamentals of decision theory, economic analysis, and econometrics modelling are established, the remaining chapters describe the entire process, the associated analytical techniques, and the design case studies for integrating consumer preference modeling into the enterprise-driven DBD framework.
Methods for identifying key attributes, optimal design of human appraisal experiments, data collection, data analysis, and demand model estimation are presented and illustrated using engineering design case studies. The scope of the chapters also provides:
•A rigorous framework of integrating the interests from both producer and consumers in engineering design,
•Analytical techniques of consumer choice modelling to forecast the impact of engineering decisions,
•Methods for synthesizing business and engineering models in multidisciplinary design environments, and
•Examples of effective application of Decision-Based Design supported by case studies.

• Guidance for computer implementation of the methods presented using open-source software tools

No matter whether you are an engineer facing decisions in consumer related product design, an instructor or student of engineering design, or a researcher exploring the role of decision making and consumer choice modelling in design, Decision-Based Design: Integrating Consumer Preferences into Engineering Design  provides a reliable reference over a range of key topics.

Keywords

Choice Modeling Consumer Heterogeneity Consumer Preference Modeling Decision-based Design Engineering Design

Authors and affiliations

  • Wei Chen
    • 1
  • Christopher Hoyle
    • 2
  • Henk Jan Wassenaar
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Mechanical EngineeringNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  2. 2., Mechanical, Industrial, & ManufacturingOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  3. 3.Zilliant IncAustinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4036-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4035-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4036-8
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