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Engineering Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Engineering design refers to the technical design activities as a key part of engineering practice as the process of conceiving an engineering system or component, in order to meet a specific need. An essential part of the professional...

Feedback Systems

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A feedback system is formed by two or more systems that each control the other system’s dynamics. An example of such a system would be a thermostat coupled with a heater. The thermostat compares the desired temperature to the actual...

Technical Illustration

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

eBook

...This is a still from a project by Gavin Ambrose for First London Power. It was brought to life by animation specialists, GraphixAsset Ltd. The technology is hidden so the use of fades and cutaways allows the viewer ‘inside...

Technology Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Technology design encompasses the way we make and use tools, machines, and systems that enhance the capabilities of humans in their activities. The purpose of designed technologies may be to perform tasks more effectively or adapt...

Paper Engineering

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

eBook

...The process of constructing shapes and objects from paper. Paper engineering means a designer is not restricted to using paper flat; it can be fashioned into shapes and structures. A simple folding method is a concertina or accordion fold...

Innocenti

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Innocenti is an Italian automotive and engineering company founded by Ferdinando Innocenti in the early 1930s. In the 1920s Innocenti began exploring possible applications of metal tubes, setting the company’s commercial office and factory...

Elevation

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...An elevation is a single flat representation view of one side of a product assembly, subassembly, or component presented on horizontal and vertical planes. Three elevated projections or more are generally used in engineering drawing...

Integrated Logistics Support

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Integrated logistics support is the process by which logistic considerations are integrated into the design of a system or equipment to optimize functional support. Integrated logistics support guides the engineering process to quantify...

Housing (Engineering)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A housing is a component part, or assembly of component parts designed specifically to shelter, cover, contain, or support a component or subassembly of components such as a bearing (bearing housing) or mechanism (gearbox housing...

Transport Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Transport design refers to passenger land transport, that is, it excludes freight, air, and water transport.The role of the designer here is to approach design for transport from the point of view of the user. People have a collection...