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Integrated Design Engineering

Interdisciplinary and Holistic Product Development

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  • A comprehensive guide that provides a modern, integrated, and systematic methodology for design engineers
  • Introduces a new human-centric and holistic approach to creativity and its application in design
  • Describes the systematic design process fora wide range of manufactured products and services step-by-step

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This book addresses Integrated Design Engineering (IDE), which represents a further development of Integrated Product Development (IPD) into an interdisciplinary model for both a human-centred and holistic product development. The book covers the systematic use of integrated, interdisciplinary, holistic and computer-aided strategies, methods and tools for the development of products and services, taking into account the entire product lifecycle. Being applicable to various kinds of products (manufactured, software, services, etc.), it helps readers to approach product development in a synthesised and integrated way.

The book explains the basic principles of IDE and its practical application. IDE’s usefulness has been demonstrated in case studies on actual industrial projects carried out by all book authors. A neutral methodology is supplied that allows the reader to choose the appropriate working practices and performance assessment techniques to develop their product quicklyand efficiently.

Given its manifold topics, the book offers a valuable reference guide for students in engineering, industrial design, economics and computer science, product developers and managers in industry, as well as industrial engineers and technicians.

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Table of contents (26 chapters)


“The book presents a wide-ranging collection of chapters on diverse aspects of product development, providing a thorough explanation … with especially good material on many aspects of product planning and integration. … Overall, the English translation is an important contribution to the canon of work on engineering product development, providing both a comprehensive textbook to form the basis for taught courses and a useful reference work for the practising engineer and (especially) engineering manager.” (Journal of Engineering Design, October 27, 2021)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany

    Sándor Vajna

About the editor

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Prof.h.c. Dr.h.c. SándorVajna, born 1952, received both his Diploma degree and his Doctor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Karlsruhe University (now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Germany. He has 12 years of industrial experience in research & development, management and consulting in connection with Product Development, Design Methodology, CAx, Process Reengineering, CIM/PLM, and Information Technologies. From 1994 to 2017, he was head of the Chair of Information Technologies in Mechanical Engineering, University of Magdeburg, Germany.

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