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Elevation

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Design Patents

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A design patent is a form of legal protection that protects new inventions and covers how things work, what they do, how they do it, what they are made of, and how they are made. If a patent application is granted, it gives the owner...

Context

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Context is the full story that surrounds the intended user of a design. It includes all aspects of the physical environment and the conditions in which the product will be used. It can also include the social environment, including...

Isometric

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Isometric plans are used to represent a product assembly/component in three dimensions, showing three sides all in dimensional proportion. Perspective is removed as all sides are presented with 90-degree corners. Vertical lines are drawn...

Components

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Components are the individual parts of an assembly or subassembly that are the constituent elements of a product. They can be defined as a single piece manufactured by one process or a series of processes. They also consist of separate...

Automation

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Automation can be defined as the use of various control systems to execute instructions with minimal human intervention. The term automation was coined in 1946 by D. S. Harder, an engineer at General Motors, to describe the increased use...

User Experience Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Compared to many other disciplines, User Experience Design, or “UX” design, is relatively new. The term “user experience” was first used by Donald Norman (2013) and emerged from recognition of the importance of user-centered design...

Housing (Engineering)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Problem Setting

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Problems can be classified into two different types, ill-defined and well-defined, from which appropriate solutions are to be made. Ill-defined problems are those that do not have clear goals, solution paths, or expected solutions...

Problem Solving

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Problem solving, used across many disciplines, is the term given to the use of a variety of methods and cognitive processes for finding solutions to problems. Problem solving requires both analytical and creative skills.Problems can...