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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

Developing engineering design core competences through analysis of industrial products
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Author:Claus Thorp Hansen <ctha@man.dtu.dk> (Technical University of Denmark)
Torben Lenau <lenau@man.dtu.dk> (Technical University of Denmark)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054551
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054552

Many product development projects are directed towards designing an upgraded variant of an existing product. These redesign projects require that the engineering designers understand needs and requirements from users, and know how the existing product functions and how it is manufactured. For an engineering designer to be able to contribute to a redesign project, he/she must have core competences to carry through a composite product analysis, which encompasses both a user-oriented and a technical side. We have developed and refined a product analysis method and a staging of it, which is very productive in building the students’ competences.