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Detail

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A detail is a small part or a single aspect of an integrated system. A detail is a subsystem, but it is not an absolute value; details can have their own details so they can often be broken down into even smaller subsystems. In theory...

Monocoque

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A monocoque (monos = single, Greek; coque = eggshell, French) is a unitary construction in which structure and skin are merged. Loads are, as in an eggshell, equally distributed throughout the whole construction. Monocoques can be found...

Spin-Off Products

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Spin-off products are the result of “brand extension,” a marketing strategy in which a successful brand is applied to a product or service in a different product category, or a new product is derived from an existing product. Examples...

Human–Computer Interaction

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Human–Computer Interaction (HCI), also human–machine interaction (HMI), is a domain concerned with research, design, and use of interaction between users and computational systems. HCI is a broad field that combines elements from various...

Six Sigma

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Six Sigma is a management strategy consisting of manufacturing and business process improvement tools and techniques, established in 1986 and registered as a business trademark in 1991 by telecommunications firm Motorola. The term Six Sigma...

Testing

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A method used to assess certain aspects of a design in development or a completed design in order to refine or approve it. Testing is used in different phases of a design process and various types of tests are applied. In the early stages...

Design Complexity

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

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...Design Complexity comprises both the structuring of different conceptual and physical elements within a designed product or service, and the interaction with its designers, context, and users. Although complexity is often related...