Introduction ╌ Designing

  • Vladimir Hubka
  • W. Ernst Eder


The object of this book is a new branch of science, namely Design Science. Why should this science be called “new,” when we have known for a long time that active persons have been designing, as we understand it today? Somebody always had to have a first idea for building a house, a cathedral, or a mill, and afterwards had to implement the idea and realize the object. Whether they were artists or craftsmen -- even in those days they solved the problems and successfully created outstanding works. In the manufacturing industries, designing has been formally acknowledged as a separate activity for at least 150 years. This happened during the industrial revolution, as the concept of division of labor was implemented in industrial organizations.


Design Process Heuristic Method Technical Knowledge Quality Function Deployment Object System 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir Hubka
    • 1
  • W. Ernst Eder
    • 2
  1. 1.Eidgenössische Technische HochschuleZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringRoyal Military College of CanadaKingstonCanada

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