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The Taguchi method is one of the most useful in improving products and processes at a basic level, but until now the use of the method has been steeped in theory and heavy statistical analysis. This book/CD-ROM package covers both the theory and applications, as well as hands-on data analysis. There is paced, self-study coverage of the key concepts and powerful Qualitek-4 software is included to facilitate data analysis.
Product Design presents an in-depth study of structured designed processes and methods. KEY TOPICS: Fundamental approach is that reverse engineering and teardowns offer a new better paradigm for design instruction, permitting a modern learning cycle of experience, hypothesis, understanding, and then execution. MARKET: For practicing engineers interested in learning about mechanical design.
This newly revised book presents a factual discussion of the wide variety of colorful and popular plastics housewares made between 1945 and 1960. Wonderful advertisements that announced to the world what new designs were possible with this experimental material are shown. Many color photographs of today's highly collectible plastics objects demonstrate the variety of colors and useful forms that were manufactured. Vinyl, Lucite, Melamine and Formica, to name but a few, have become common household names since their introduction in this era. Here are chairs, tables, dishes, cups, radios, lampshades, draperies, cooking containers, car interiors, floors and more-all made of plastics. A very useful Collectors' Guide, providing information about all the major manufacturers and trade names, is organized by product types for easy reference. For 1950s families with small budgets and small homes, the magic of plastics chemistry promised unprecedented practical benefits mingled with the glamour and drama of sleek modern forms. At last, plastics had stepped out of the kitchen and bath to enter almost every area of home design. In a single decade, plastics had won favor among an astonishingly diverse group-from dimestore shoppers and young marrieds to gifted designers and prestigious proponents of affordable good design. In tracing plastic's whirlwind rise from wartime sham to postwar miracle, this book explores not only the history of an important segment of 1950s collectibles but also the history of a culture redefining its way of life.
Of the many media used by companies to bring attention to their products or services, none seem to have had the overall appeal of porcelain enamel. The process of creating porcelain signs is an art in itself, and the influx of new collectors in the market place attests to porcelain enamel advertising's beauty. Few collectibles are made with such long-lasting properties or have been found in such diversity. With hundreds of full color photographs, this new book will give you an idea of the beauty and diverse graphics that can be found in this very collectible area of Americana. Discover the powerful graphics that were so effective on these signs and see the wide range of advertisers who used the medium. The book is divided by manufacturing design with one chapter devoted to gasoline pump signs, a particularly popular area of collecting. Informative captions include a description, measurements, and the approximate age of the sign. This is simply the best illustrated guide to porcelain enamel advertising ever published, and an important reference to collectors and historians alike.
Balance is the theme of this year's Baden-Wurttemberg International Design Award: the products selected must offer consumers and viewers inner harmony and equilibrium. They were evaluated according to the following criteria: their ergonomic and design quality as well as environmental friendliness, innovation content and quality of workmanship. Of the 440 entries, ranging from a shower head to a car, an international jury selected nine objects to be awarded the International Design Prize in gold; fifty-nine more won silver medals. The finalists' work will be presented to a broader public at an exhibition in the Stuttgart Haus der Wirtschaft in 2003. Since last year the state of Baden Wurttemberg has concomitantly awarded the Mia Seeger Prize for Junior Designers with the aim of providing a foum for young talent and thus promoting the next generation of designers.
The proceedings of a seminar held at TWI in September, 1995, focusing on crack arrest philosophy which aknowledges that a brittle crack is arrested when it emerges from the critical region. Papers from prestigious researchers presented a critique and assessment of the theory and its application under: Introduction to crack arrest concepts; Recent trends in crack arrest research; Application of crack arrest concepts. Intended for those who have to apply or teach design skills in a technical or engineering context, this resource book defines and explains eight creative thinking techniques and shows how to use and adapt these to solve design problems. Case studies are drawn from a wide range of applications.