Chapter 3

Taking the Design from Idea to PDS

Abstract

This chapter examines the development of a full specification from a basic need or idea. Case studies are used to demonstrate the process. The reader is given the opportunity to undertake specification tasks for themselves.

Keywords

PDS
specification
end user
input
need

3.1. Introduction

In this chapter, we will be concentrating on the implementation of the design process and further assuming that our goal is to achieve a fully functioning device. It will demonstrate that the ‘Specification’ stage is critical to this process.
In this chapter, we will use the case studies to examine various aspects of the process leading to the generation of a product design specification (PDS). ...

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