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Evaluation

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Evaluation is the systematic determination of the worth of an element or whole design process using specified metrics. These may be qualitative or quantitative in nature. An evaluation may provide insights into a topic of interest, often...

Mimicry

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Mimicry refers to the matching of physical characteristics to another object, organism, or organization to gain benefits of the original model. Benefits may include protection from threats through misrecognition such as camouflage or taking...

Synthesis

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Synthesis is the combining of elements or the creation of something by artificial means. Designers and engineers often synthesize or translate a requirements list or product design specification into a realized artifact or system...

Technology Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Standardization

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Standardization is the design, development, and implementation of technical standards. Many of the standards produced through standardization are legally binding contracts or laws. Informal conventions may also...

Audit

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

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...Audit refers to a systematic and factual examination of evidence in the form of records or data. The data relate to design decision making and processes applied to a given project. Maintaining a design audit trial requires adherence...

Plans

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Plan refers to a detailed proposal for an order of actions, presented as a diagram or technical communication. Planning is a process applied to the organization and logistics of complex manufacture involving multiple people...