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Processes

The Design Process
The Design Team
Briefly
The Design Briefly
Design Brief Analysis
Market Research
Specifications
Researching Information
Design Development Considerations
Lifestyle Board
Mood Board
Lateral Thinking
Thought Showering
Morphological Analysis

Design Stories
Technology Transfer
Mind Maps
Research and Development
Communicating Ideas
Analysis
Synthesis
Product Testing
Model Making
Evaluation

Principle

Defining the Market
Market Segments
The Marketing Mix
Needs
Wants
Technology Push/Market Pul
Marketing or Selling
Benefits of Product Design
Product Planning
Product Life Cycle
Product Life Analysis
Planned Obsolescence
Redundancy
Fashion and Style
Safety
Technological Opportunity
Fitness for Purpose
Social Responsibilities
Product Evolution
Product Types
Miniaturisation
Systems Diagrams
Sustainable Design

Practice

Design for Manufacture
Choosing a Material
Plastics
Thermosetting Plastic
Thermoplastics
Testing Plastics
Identifying and Naming Plastics
Composite Materials
Injection Moulding
Compression Moulding
Extrusion
Vacuum Forming
Blow Moulding
Rotational Moulding
Mould Making
Metals
Ferrous Metals
Non-Ferrous Metals
Die Casting
Sand Casting
Press Forming
Piercing and Blanking
Drop Forging
Wood
Softwood
Hardwood
Manufactured Boards
Adhesives
Joining Materials
Recycling Materials
The Cost of Production
Types of Production
Manufacturing Systems
Just in Time Production
Sequential and Concurrent Engineering
CAD (Computer Aided Design)
CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture)
CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacture)
Rapid Prototyping
British Standards Drawing Convention