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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...

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...

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

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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...