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Concept design

 

This chapter explains the concept design stage of the design process and details the tasks involved in drawing up a number of different viable concept designs—from concept generation to drawing, modeling to prototyping—that satisfy the requirements of the product outlined in the Product Design Specification (PDS). It also explains the techniques of concept evaluation and selection, showing how to choose and develop the most suitable concept.

What is a concept design?

A concept design is an approximate description of the technological, functional, and aesthetic form of the product in development. A designer seeks to create a concise description of how a product will satisfy a customer’s needs using sketches, models, and ...

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