Concluding Reflections

  • Dan Braha
  • Oded Maimon
Part of the Applied Optimization book series (APOP, volume 17)


This book is a treatise on the design process and the formal approach to design. The basic premise of the formal approach to design is that there are basic principles that govern decision making in design, just as the laws of nature govern the physics of artifacts.


Functional Requirement Production Rule Design Team Concurrent Design Design Consistency 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Suh, N.P., The Principles of Design. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Boothroyd, G. and Dewhurst P., Product Design for Assembly. Wakefield, RI: Boothroyd & Dewhurst Inc, 1987.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Barkan, P., and Hinckley, C. M., “The Benefits and Limitations of Structured Design Methodologies,” Manufacturing Review, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1993.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Braha
    • 1
  • Oded Maimon
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringBen Gurion UniversityBeer ShevaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Industrial EngineeringTel-Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael

Personalised recommendations