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Physical Science, Measurement and Instrumentation, Management and Education - Reviews, IEE Proceedings A

Issue 4 • Date June 1983

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  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 1983 , Page(s): 157 - 158
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  • Design for quality

    Publication Year: 1983 , Page(s): 159 - 161
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    The recent UK Government White Paper on `Standards, quality and international competitiveness¿, followed by the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Government and BSI and the subsequent launching of the National Quality Campaign has emphasised the need for the country to have a strong home market dependent on the correct standards and quality assurance procedures, thus avoiding imp... View full abstract»

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  • Ergonomics: designing for the user

    Publication Year: 1983 , Page(s): 162 - 166
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    The aim of ergonomics in design is to maximise the human contribution to system performance, and to ensure that users are not overloaded in their activities. The optimum `allocation of functions¿¿ between the users and the rest of the system must be achieved, and the user-system interfce must be compatible with human capabilities and limitations. Task descriptions, and approaches to modelling user... View full abstract»

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  • Man-machine interface design

    Publication Year: 1983 , Page(s): 167 - 172
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    The paper summarises briefly the overall objectives of industrial design when applied to engineering, the nature of the problems to be solved and the techniques available. It emphasises that, although visual aspects of engineering design are important, the primary aim of industrial design in engineering is often to improve system performance, efficiency, reliability and safety under service condit... View full abstract»

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  • The present state of the art on computer-aided draughting and design

    Publication Year: 1983 , Page(s): 173 - 179
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    The major objective of the paper is to widen the appreciation of computers in engineering, particularly those aspects of computer-aided design, analysis and draughting. No apology is made for keeping the scope to the basic fundamentals of computer hardware and software. Attention has been given to what can be achieved within a budget, together with the advantages/disadvantages of micro, mini or ma... View full abstract»

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  • Science and style : The integrating function of design

    Publication Year: 1983 , Page(s): 180 - 184
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    The author discusses the duality of design thinking which arises from the major educational divide of arts and sciences and ascribes to this some of the reasons for our poor industrial performance, particularly in translating innovative ideas into profitable international exports. He sees design as an essentially integrating activity where objective and subjective values need to be synthesised. He... View full abstract»

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  • Specification languages

    Publication Year: 1983 , Page(s): 185 - 189
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    The underspecification of complex systems is a problem which is costing the electronics and computer industries large amounts of money each year. Formal specification languages have been proposed as a way of improving the quality of specifications, but there are many candidate languages and few guidelines on how to select the most suitable one. The paper examines the aims of a specification langua... View full abstract»

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  • Design of electronic equipment for broadcasting

    Publication Year: 1983 , Page(s): 190 - 195
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    The paper considers the design of electronic equipments for use in the BBC's broadcast operation and deals with the various aspects which must be considered in the design if the result is to be successful. The requirements of the user are considered, and the paper stresses the need to prepare a comprehensive functional and technical specification at the start of the design. Attention is drawn to t... View full abstract»

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  • The many facets of engineering design

    Publication Year: 1983 , Page(s): 196 - 201
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    The basic concept of `design¿ may be defined as a translation of an idea into a physical reality, or, in equivelent terms, the translation of a `need¿ to a `solution¿. Thus, the activities of engineers and designer become almost synonymous. While it is convenient, and to an extent necessary, to separate different steps of design, it is vital to pay proper attention always to the correct balance... View full abstract»

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  • The role of the consulting engineer in the design of high-voltage power transmission projects overseas

    Publication Year: 1983 , Page(s): 202 - 206
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    Although the paper traces briefly the early development of the independent consulting engineering practice in the UK, distinguishing between its role in civil engineering on the one hand and electrical and mechanical engineering on the other, it uses as its example of the design responsibility of the consulting engineer his involvement in high-voltage power transmission projects overseas. The pape... View full abstract»

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  • Management of the design of large turbine generators

    Publication Year: 1983 , Page(s): 207 - 212
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    The paper is concerned with the management of the design of large capital plant, in particular, large turbine generators. Formal planning, monitoring and communication systems are necessary for such plant, but these do not diminish the role of the engineers and engineering managers. The systems must be operated by competent engineers, and management must create the right environment for the engine... View full abstract»

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  • Review of design methodology

    Publication Year: 1983 , Page(s): 213 - 222
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    The paper surveys design methodology, the science of methods of design. It discusses the aims of design methodology as well as objections to it. The various sources of design methodology are reviewed. The nature and structure of the design process are outlined. An organised presentation is given of methods of design concept generation. Finally the evaluation and decision steps in design are briefl... View full abstract»

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  • An example of product innovation in a simple power outlet

    Publication Year: 1983
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    The example of putting shutters in a power outlet is used to show how innovation is possible in the most difficult design circumstances producing a markedly better product. View full abstract»

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  • The importance of design

    Publication Year: 1983 , Page(s): 224 - 232
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    Based on a lecture delivered to the IEE, the paper considers the broad nature of product design, its relationship with associated disciplines, the profiles of competence required by present-day designers and the design brief. Some examples of successful product design are given. View full abstract»

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