Developing Your Design Process is your primary source for acquiring knowledge of how and why you design. It will help you understand how architects think as well as learn why you should educate yourself about design culture. You'll explore the spark of imagination that leads to a strong concept, realize the importance of sketching and rough drafts, focus your original concept to make your abstract idea visible, and finally step away for a moment to critically question your concept by identifying its strengths and weaknesses. You'll also be introduced to the language of design, architectural terminology, historic precedents, and designers, in addition to the why, what, and how of the design process. The book is illustrated throughout with international examples of work by professionals and students in the discipline of architecture, and other related design professions.
What Went So Wrong with the World's Foremost Quality Management Standard and How to Implement It Anyway
Author: Christopher Paris
Publisher: Oxebridge Quality Resources International
Category: Business & Economics
To suggest there has never been a management book like Surviving ISO 9001:2015 is an understatement; in fact, the book comes with an adult language warning. Written by the author of the world's first parody standard, Eyesore 9001, the book is hilarious and biting, but likewise brutal and uncompromising in its dissection of the ISO 9001 standard and the system that created it. Surviving ISO 9001:2015 first acknowledges the deep failures in the famous quality management system standard, and provides a stunning inside look into how these flaws came about as a product of collusion, conflicts of interest and corruption within the standards development process and surrounding certification scheme. Then, it describes how to implement the standard regardless, since many companies will be forced to do so by customers or Federal government contracts. The author presents an argument that only by understanding ISO 9001's weaknesses, and how they got there, can one truly understand how to implement an ISO 9001 quality management system that works for the benefit of the company, and not merely the benefit of the standard's authors or third-party auditors. Surviving ISO 9001:2015 is broken into three parts, which can be read in any order. The first part ("Frankenstein Sets to Work") reveals the true and often damning history of ISO 9001, and how consultants and certification bodies (registrars) dominated the development process to leverage their own marketing and sales activities, at the expense of the users of ISO 9001, and at risk to health and safety of the public. The second part ("The Creature Raids the Village") presents a clause-by-clause "beatdown" of the ISO 9001:2015 standard and its often confusing, labyrinthine requirements. Breaking down each requirement into "human English," the author then provides proven, practical and real-world implementation advice. Because ISO 9001 is still targeted at manufacturing firms, the author ensures that equal time is given to understanding and implementing the standard for service providers, as well. The methods here are based on actual experience with real clients, which is why the book was published much later than others on the market; it was necessary to build the experience using the standard before releasing a book about it. The final part ("Bride of the Monster") acknowledges that implementing ISO 9001 in the sequence of its confusing clauses can cripple efficiency, so provides a detailed, step-by-step implementation plan that re-orders the steps into a proper sequence, eschewing the order of clauses as they appear in the standard. This also includes a handy checklist, so users can check off each step as they progress. Despite tackling a complicated and vexing subject, the author presents the material with equal parts humor and outrage, always doing so in a manner that will benefit those that who would never understand the language of ISO 9001 otherwise. This Second Edition provides some expanded content over the first edition.
Teaching the process of developing a fashion collection from initial design through development of product to the product's exhibition and sale, this guide is an essential resource for hopeful designers.
Designing Architecture is an indispensable tool to assist both students and young architects in formulating an idea, transforming it into a building, and making effective design decisions. This book promotes integrative and critical thinking in the preliminary design of buildings to inspire creativity, innovation, and design excellence. This compendium of individual wisdom and collective experience offers explicit guidance to students and young professionals on how to approach, analyze, and execute specific tasks; develop and refine a process to facilitate the best possible design projects; and create meaningful architectural form. Here the design process – from orchestrating client participation to finalizing schematic design – is explored and illuminated. The following material is presented to make the book a useful didactic tool for professional development: explicit strategies for doing design rather than simply reviewing principles and precedents creative ideas in approaching and framing problems in design terms specific methods to translate ideas to culturally significant, socially responsive, and environmentally sensitive buildings techniques to integrate all levels of cognition from analysis to epiphany counsel on developing a personalized process for engaging design projects case studies augment the text and chronicle fascinating applications of the design process. The essence of this book lies in an integrated and holistic approach to each unique project as well as fostering curiosity and exploration – a departure from algorithms, easy generalities, or a formula for design. Designing Architecture will inspire readers to elevate the quality of preliminary designs and unravel some of the mystery of creating the most beautiful, responsive, and responsible architectural design possible.
The second edition of a bestseller, Design Controls for the Medical Device Industry provides a comprehensive review of the latest design control requirements, as well as proven tools and techniques to ensure your company’s design control program evolves in accordance with current industry practice. The text assists in the development of an effective design control program that not only satisfies the US FDA Quality System Regulation (QSR) and ISO 9001 and 13485 standards, but also meets today’s third-party auditor/investigator expectations and saves you valuable time and money. The author’s continual participation in FDA QSR inspections and Notified Body ISO audits is reflected in updates to all chapters and appendices of the book, now bursting at the seams with: New coverage of ISO 9001 and 13485 design control requirements More real-world examples from the medical device industry Additional detail for greater understanding and clarity Fresh templates for practical implementation Extensive references for further study The book addresses design control elements such as design planning, input, output, review, verification, validation, change, transfer, and history, as well as risk management inclusive of human factors and usability, biocompatibility, the FDA Quality System Inspection Technique (QSIT) for design controls, and medical device regulations and classes in the US, Canada, and Europe.
Readers gain a clear understanding of engineering design as ENGINEERING DESIGN PROCESS, 3E outlines the process into five basic stages -- requirements, product concept, solution concept, embodiment design and detailed design. Designers discover how these five stages can be seamlessly integrated. The book illustrates how the design methods can work together coherently, while the book’s supporting exercises and labs help learners navigate the design process. The text leads the beginner designer from the basics of design with very simple tasks -- the first lab involves designing a sandwich -- all the way through more complex design needs. This effective approach to the design model equips learners with the skills to apply engineering design concepts both to conventional engineering problems as well as other design problems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Designing, Managing, and Monitoring Conservation and Development Projects
Author: Nick Salafsky
Publisher: Island Press
Measures of Success is a practical, hands-on guide to designing, managing, and measuring the impacts of community-oriented conservation and development projects. It presents a simple, clear, logical, and yet comprehensive approach to developing and implementing effective programs, and can help conservation and development practitioners use principles of adaptive management to test assumptions about their projects and learn from the results.The book presents a systematic approach to improving the focus, effectiveness, and efficiency of projects, with specific guidelines and advice on:designing a realistic conceptual framework based on local site conditions developing clearly defined goals, objectives, and activities creating a monitoring plan that can be used to assess whether goals and objectives are being met integrating social and biological science techniques to collect the most relevant and useful data in the most cost-effective way using the information obtained through the monitoring plan to modify the project and learn from the resultThe text is developed in eight chapters that follow the structure of a planning process from conception to completion, with the chapters linked by four scenarios that serve as teaching case studies throughout the book. Examples from these scenarios illustrate the processes and tools discussed, and each scenario case study is presented in its entirety in an appendix to the volume. The approach has been developed and field tested by practitioners working in many different projects in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, and their experience and input ensure that the guide is both practical and useful.Measures of Success is the only work of its kind currently available, and represents an invaluable resource for field-based practitioners, project managers, and local community leaders, as well as for international NGO staff, college and university teachers and students, researchers, and government officials.
This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Predictable Magic: Unleash the Power of Design Strategy to Transform Your Business (9780137023486) by Deepa Prahalad and Ravi Sawhney. Available in print and digital formats. The #1 secret to building powerful emotional connections into your products, services, and brand experiences. Today, firms in all industries find themselves competing on design. The concept of design has broadened beyond the purely aesthetic and now includes every aspect of the consumer’s brand interaction and experience. Companies that succeed know how to carefully integrate corporate strategy with design to forge deep, emotional connections–the magic that can transform a product from a utilitarian object into a rewarding and empowering experience.
Used alongside the textbook Engineering GCSE, this pack offers a complete course for the new GCSE syllabuses from Edexcel and OCR, providing all the resources needed by a busy teacher or lecturer as well as a student-centred learning programme that will enable students to gain the skills, knowledge and understanding they require. The photocopiable materials in this pack include: * Background to running a GCSE Engineering course * Worksheets to support and develop work in the textbook * Assignments, practicals and design briefs * Reference material and revision sheets for use as handouts This pack builds on the success of Mike Tooley's GNVQ materials, which have helped thousands of students to gain their first engineering qualification. Mike Tooley is Vice Principal at Brooklands College, Surrey, and author of many engineering and electronics books.