Unit I: Introduction- Significance of product design, product design and development process, sequential engineering design method, the challenges of product development, Estimation and costing.
Unit II: Product Planning and Project Selection- Identifying opportunities, evaluate and prioritize projects, allocation of resources Identifying Customer Needs: Interpret raw data in terms of customers need, organize needs in hierarchy and establish the relative importance of needs.
Unit III: Product Specifications- Establish target specifications, setting final specifications, Concept Generation: Activities of concept generation, clarifying problem, search both internally and externally, explore the output.
Unit IV: Industrial Design-Assessing need for industrial design, industrial design process, management, assessing quality of industrial design, Concept Selection: Overview, concept screening and concept scoring, methods of selection, Ergonomics.
Unit V: Theory of inventive problem solving (TRIZ)-Fundamentals, methods and techniques,
General Theory of Innovation and TRIZ, Value engineering Applications in Product development and design, Model-based technology for generating innovative ideas.
Unit VI: Concept Testing- Elements of testing: qualitative and quantitative methods including survey, measurement of customers’ response. Intellectual Property– Elements and outline, patenting procedures, claim procedure, Design for Environment- Impact, regulations from government, ISO system.
- Ulrich K. T, and Eppinger S.D, Product Design and Development, Tata McGrawHill
- Otto K, and Wood K, Product Design,Pearson
- Engineering of creativity: introduction to TRIZ methodology of inventive Problem Solving, By Semyon D. Savransky, CRCPress.
- Inventive thinking through TRIZ: a practical guide, By Michael A. Orloff,Springer
- Systematic innovation: an introduction to TRIZ ; (theory of inventive ProblemSolving), By John Terninko, Alla Zusman, CRCPress.