Design Characterizations

  • Manjula B. Waldron
  • Kenneth J. Waldron


In this chapter we present a discussion of engineering design and the differences between the design as an artifact and the design as an activity. Hence, different taxonomies of design, as well as different models of the design process, are discussed. Furthermore, their relationships to intelligent computer-aided design are also discussed. The purpose of this chapter is to present different facets of design characterization as discussed in the literature.


Design Process Conceptual Design Mechanical Design Configuration Design Creative Design 
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