DESIGN METHODOLOGY - DEMONSTRATION OF APPLICATION
Editor: Marjanovic, D.
Author: Eder, W.E.
Section: THEORY AND RESEARCH METHODS IN DESIGN
Design methods have been suggested for many years, but have received limited use. The regions of design engineering, integrated product development, and industrial design are briefly compared. A continuing development is based on Engineering Design Science, and is demonstrated on a case example of conceptualising a large system. These methodologies assume a novel design problem, emphasize the major design phases, and show clearly how the gaps can be bridged. Only those parts of this designing process that are useful are employed. This cannot possibly be done in a linear procedure; feedback, iteration (repeating the operations with better understanding) and recursion (dividing a problem into parts, solving, and re-combining) are needed.