On The Origin Of Products
The Evolution Of Product Innovation And Design
Provides an evolutionary perspective on the origin of products. Offers a method to give designers directions in New Product Development.
|Titel:||On The Origin Of Products|
|auteur:||Ehlhardt, Huub; Eger, Arthur O.|
|Uitgever:||Cambridge University Press|
|Plaats van publicatie:||03|
|NUR:||Grafische vormgeving & Design|
|Afmetingen:||261 x 182 x 20|
Huub Ehlhardt has studied Industrial Design Engineering at Technische Universiteit Delft and worked on a Ph.D. project at Universiteit Twente. He has worked over twenty years in different roles in the manufacturing industry.
'Eger and Ehlhardt have taken an innovative approach by applying Darwinian evolutionary principles to product design. This provides a richer understanding of the development of products and their potential for future adaptation. Using familiar products as case studies, from light bulbs to car seats, the authors illustrate the theory of product phases and how this can be used to better understand the driving forces on design specification and form. As well as outlining their own theory of new product development, they provide a comprehensive review of the most important theories of product development. This text will provide the student with an excellent grounding in product design theory and the practitioner with an enlightening new approach to the evolution of products. Highly Recommended.' Brian Price, Aston University
1. On the origin of products; 2. Technological innovation as an evolutionary process; 3. Lineage; 4. Product evolution; 5. Evolutionary product development: product phases; 6. Retrospective case surveys based on product phases; 7. Retrospective case study of general lighting solutions and the compact fluorescent lamp; 8. Retrospective case study of the child restraint system; 9. Example showing the application of the theory in the work of Maarten Michel; 10. Abstracts of the most important theories used in this book; 11. Conclusion: evolution in products; Appendix; References; Index.
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