What are the five strategies for performing an external search?
1. Interview lead users
2. Consult experts
3. Search patents
4. Search published literature
5. Benchmark related products
What are the hints for generating solution concepts?
1. Make analogies
2. Wish and wonder
3. Use related stimuli
4. Use unrelated stimuli
5. Set quantitative goals
6. Use the gallery method
The concept ___ table provides a way to consider compilations of solution fragments systematically
The ___ is used to divide the entire space of possible solutions into several distinct classes which will facilitate comparison and "pruning"
Concept classification tree
Concept ___ is a more quantitative method to select a project solution
Once the team has selected a project solution, it must enter the concept ___ phase
A qualitative objective way to help select a solution to a project is to use the concept ___ method
What is the name of Herman Miller's environmentally-friendly chair?
True/False: Effective DFE maintains or improves product quality and cost while reducing environmental impacts.
What does "DFE" stand for?
Design for Environment
What were the key areas that Herman Miller focused on regarding its product?
What type of interest is most commonly used?
What does CFD stand for?
Cash Flow Diagram
What does the "n" stand for in Economic Equivalence calculations?
What does FMEA stand for?
Failure Mode and Effect Analysis
How is RPN calculated?
Multiplying the numbers from severity, occurrence, and detection
Of the cases below, which has the highest "detection" rating?
A. Current controls are certain to detect failure
B. Current controls have a high likelihood to detect failure
C. Current controls may detect failure D. Current controls will not detect failure
D. Current controls will not detect failure
(this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
The primary mission of industrial design is to focus on which aspects in relation to the user?
Aesthetics and Ergonomics
The industrial design process begins with which step?
Investigation of customer needs
What are the four types of intellectual properties listed in the textbook?
Because ___ patents must be limited to ornamental design for most engineered goods, ___ patents are therefore pursued.
Patents can be awarded for a new process, machine, article of manufacture, composition of matter, or an improvement of one of those. What three requirements are put on these types of inventions in order for them to be patentable?
Physical elements of a product are typically organized into several major physical building blocks called ___.
What are the three types of modularity presented as a type of product architecture?
True/False: Due to broad implications of architectural decisions, inputs from marking, manufacturing, and design are essential in this aspect of product development.